Friday, April 30, 2010

HopCast #91

For those of you with the "Friday Afternoon Blues", the guys at the HopCast came down to the station earlier in the month for a visit and an interview with Bryan. In it you'll hear some more details about Glunz, the nitty gritty on plans for the Craft Brewers Conference (come and gone), and more about the brewery's ongoing expansion.

Check it out:

Hop Cast - Episode 91 from Hop Cast on Vimeo.



New Local Service

It hasn't really come up much, but we are happy to say that Flossmoor has a new distributor!

Recently, Flossmoor was picked up by Louis Glunz Beer Inc. of the Chicagoland area. Founded in 1888, the company is one of the oldest distributors in the nation. Boasting an impressive portfolio that rivals any other, Flossmoor is happy to be represented by a company with experience distributing many upper echelon brewers including locals such as our good friends at Three Floyds.

Over the last month or so, more bottles have started making their way out and more stores will be getting stock. Be on the look out for our Stationmaster Wheat, Pullman Brown, and our very popular rotating wax dipped Brewer's Whim IPA line in stores in and around Chicagoland. The Glunz webpage is a wealth of information in regards to finding our beers. Their "Find It Near Me" feature on individual listings for beers allows you to simply type in a zipcode to find accounts they service where Flossmoor has been headed lately. Check it out!

We must give some warning though: With the transfer of stock from our old distributor, it appears as though old IPAs have been making it onto the shelves. If you happen to have bought an old IPA (In particular, we are referring to the White Wax bottles from April 2009!) dotting the shelves distributed by Glunz, we'd be happy to swap you out a newer one down at our brewpub.



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Departures: Pre-Dark Lord Day

Well, it certainly was a big weekend in the beer world!

On April 23rd, Flossmoor Station threw it's annual Pre-Dark Lord Day celebration! With plans for a bottle release, several special drafts, live music, great food, and the opportunity for local and out of town beer enthusiasts alike to meet, trade, and relax, we hope we did not dissappoint.

The Nic Jones All-Stars rocked the house and some great beers were poured, some from the award winning barrel archives, including Killer Wood, Bourbon McElroy Stout, and Anno Unum (my personal favorite).

If you weren't able to make it out, the brewpub still has bottles of .357 Magnum Imperial Pilsner available for sale at $13 each. Hurry in though, as the .357 is a limited time offering. While you're out, be sure to try the new 1492 IPA while it's fresh and available.

More updates coming soon on Chicago's Craft Beer Week (May 17th - 23rd), new beers, and more events at Flossmoor.



Some pictures for those that could not make it down on Friday:

Outdoor Tapping Area

Bottle Sales Cave/Table

Nic Jones All-Stars Rocking Out

Trading / Sharing Area Early On

The Devil Loves Palm Sugar? Stay Tuned..

Bryan's Fancy Chalk Adverts

Monday, April 26, 2010

What a weekend...

Well, judging by the fact that I saw many of you on Friday AND Saturday, I can say that many people had a great beer weekend. Thanks to all of you who made it out to the "day before" celebration and our bottle release of the .357. We definitely consider it a success and will share notes to try and make it even better next year. If there are any suggestions that anyone might have to make the experience here more enjoyable, please let us know!!

We will be uploading what pictures made it out of the weekend (either through the censors or in one piece!) soon so check back to see some of the mayhem.



Wednesday, April 21, 2010


It looks like rain might be a possibility for the Friday events happening here at the Station -- bring your ponchos and rubber boots! We are holding the festivities rain or shine (just under a few more tents for rain). We will selling the bottles of .357 from the basement steel rolling door south of the main entrance on sterling avenue. If there are enough people to form a line please do so towards Flossmoor road. We are still planning to have a fantastic time with this no matter what the weather.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We will be tapping 1492 IPA on Monday, April 19th at 8pm. The generous usage of Columbus hops in this American IPA have inspired the naming of this one. Please join us for pint and fun!

Monday, April 12, 2010

PRE-Dark Lord Day April 23rd

There is only enough time to take a few relaxing breaths before the next big thing is here! We will be holding a party on Friday, April 23rd, NOON in celebration of our .357 Imperial Pilsner. The events will take place on the outside deck/patio near the caboose. We will begin bottle sales for this at NOON with a 6 bottle maximum. The price of the 22oz, wax topped, 12% goodness is $13 tax included. For this day only, special beers with special prices will be pouring from a draft box.

For all the out-of town guests who are (hopefully) bringing in coastal beers or other rare offerings for trade, we will be hosting a Trading Area immediately in the fenced in area around the caboose. Please be respectful of the unique opportunity and limit such trading activity to this area.

We also have the pleasure of hosting the Nic Jones All-Stars at 6pm for live music.

Can't wait to see all of you there!

Tapping Tomorrow

Please join Flossmoor Station for a tapping of our Tree Hugger, Organic Cocoa Brown, at 8pm. This beer is organic from the malt and hops, right down to the Madagascan Cocoa nibs. At 5.3% this lighter bodied brown has a pronounced dark chocolate aroma and flavor.


After weeks of hard work and preparation, we were not disappointed with the results of the World Beer Cup Saturday night. Pullman's Reserve was given the bronze nod in Catagory 16 - Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. A total of 34 entries made up the catagory from pales and ambers to dark beers. In total for 90 categories, 268 awards were given to delicious beers and thousands more fine beers did not. Thanks for everyone's support and patronage in this past year at Flossmoor (whew! it has already been a year!) I guess time really does fly when you are having fun.

Bryan Shimkos

Thursday, April 01, 2010

New Happenings at the Station

Check this out!!

Craft Brewers Conference Tap List at Flossmoor

For the week of April 5th through April 10th, we will be featuring a select tap line dedicated to beers saved for just such an occasion. You absolutely can not miss some of these beers, as this will be the last time you will ever see them again! (ok a little dramatic, but you get the point) There will be only one style a day, with the exception of Saturday. Here are the beers:

MONDAY - The Turk (Belgian Saison)
TUESDAY - Barrel-aged 12 (Belgian Golden Strong, lightly soured)
WEDNESDAY - Darker Matter (Coffee Imperial Stout)
THURSDAY - Bourbon McElroy (Bourbon Imperial Stout)
FRIDAY - Pullman's Reserve (Bourbon barrel-aged Brown Porter)
SATURDAY - Killer Wood (Bourbon barrel-aged Baltic Porter)
Anno Unum (American Sour)

Flossmoor Brewers Past and Present at Map Room

Todd Ashman, Matt Van Wyk, and I will all be pouring a selection at the Map Room on Thursday, April 8, at 5:30pm. Todd will have his Totality Imperial Stout, Matt will have an Espresso Stout, and we will be pouring Hi-Fi Rye Wine. Each keg is only a 5 gallon keg so get there early! There will be also some cheese pairings and some small bites from the Map Room also.

Tapping Announcement

We will be tapping the Tree Hugger Organic Chocolate Brown on Tuesday, April 13th at 8pm. It is a beer brewed with all organic malt, organic Boadicea hops, and organic Madagascar Cocoa Nibs. 5.6% ABV