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Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10534
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 65.92.53.168
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 06:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Friday morning I'll be driving through the south Chicago suburbs on I-80 on my way to Iowa. I'd love to make a detour downtown to Sam's to stock up on great beers, but I just don't have the time. Can someone suggest a store with a good beer selection that is not too far out of my way?
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 951
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 173.9.91.69
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Bill...

Have a great Bike Ride!
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 670
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Binny's Beverage Depot
Orland Park
103A Orland Park Place
Orland Park, IL 60462

Exit LaGrange Rd (IL45) North. It's 2 miles off of I-80.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 671
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 08:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, to give you an idea of their selection, I typed "wheat" into their search engine. 78 results came back. Tell that to your socialist/communist Canuckistanian beer monopoly.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10536
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks greatly, Kevin. I should have known there was a Binny's in the south suburbs. That's certainly easy enough for me to get to, and infinitely quicker than the Dan Ryan and Stevenson expressways on a summer Friday.

I often stop and have dinner at Flossmoor Station on the return trip. The Iowa bike ride is south this year and I'm going to try to avoid Chicagoland altogether on the way back home. There has been talk about a far south Chicago bypass for as long as I've been alive (and I'm no spring chicken, that's for sure), but it's never come to pass. You'd think the truck lobby would have been more powerful during all those years.

(Message edited by BillPierce on July 14, 2009)
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1327
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I find Binny's selection to be spotty from location to location. Each store manager manages the stock so they can tailor to the clientèle. While the corporate website carries all those brands it is not always the case at the stores.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 674
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good point, Paul. Bill you might want to call ahead if there's something specific you want. Two days isn't enough time for them to get it for you, but at least you won't waste time searching the shelves for something they don't stock.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10538
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I also pass close to my second favorite (after Sam's) retail beer store, Merchant's Wines in Dearborn, near Detroit. Unfortunately it may be during the hours they are closed. Additionally, I could stop at John's Grocery in Iowa City, which has a very good selection. So if Binny's in Orland Park doesn't fulfill my expectations, there are alternatives.

So many beers, so little time...
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1731
Registered: 04-2002
Posted From: 24.123.95.178
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could also swing through Hammond IN and stop at Three Floyds.
I think I may do that next week while I'm in Chicago for a Seminar.

PTA

:P

(Message edited by palerthanale on July 15, 2009)
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2699
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.248.74.254
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hammond Idaho?

 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10539
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 03:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or a stop at Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Unfortunately I'm driving, and a goodly distance at that.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 675
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 67.167.200.236
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill, Binny's has a 15% off everything in the store coupon, but it's only good Saturday and Sunday. Maybe on your way back? You'll have to sign up for a Binny's Card (member card, not credit card--no fee), and use the following coupon:

http://www.binnys.com/images/coupons/coupon071809.gif
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1733
Registered: 04-2002
Posted From: 24.123.95.178
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow - thanks Kevin. I am a Binny's card holder. I had planned on going but now I HAVE too.

PTA
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10540
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 69.157.38.105
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 04:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Kevin. I may have to reroute myself through the Chicago area on the return trip.
 

Spiked Helmet
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Username: Hey_newt

Post Number: 97
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 216.166.243.71
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill,

Be sure to stop by the Team Good Brew bus during your ride. It sounds like they will have several great beers on tap this year. A few of the team members are homebrewers and may have a stash or two of the real good stuff if you ask nicely!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10542
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 69.157.38.105
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 04:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Spiked Helmet. I've seen the t-shirts for Team Good Brew in previous years. I should have guessed there would be homebrewers among them.

Our club (Team Sprint) drinks homebrew and craft beer at our campsites. I'm bringing a corny keg each of St. Chuck's Porter and my Give 'em Helles, and we'll also have kegs from the Great Dane in Madison as well as one of St. Bernardus Abt 12.

As I say, beer and biking...they go together for me.
 

Spiked Helmet
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Username: Hey_newt

Post Number: 98
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 216.166.243.67
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 07:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill,

Sounds like fun. I did make a mistake on their name...it is Team Good BEER. I'll have the guys look for you. Good Biking!