Posts tagged "ale"

Fireman’s Brew in Illinois

Fireman’s Brew in Illinois
Over the past few months, Fireman’s Brew, a brewery and coffee roastery based in the Los Angeles area, has been making its way east. After creating distribution partnerships in Illinois, Colorado and Arizona, founder, Rob Nowaczyk set his eyes on the prize in respective major marketplaces Chicago, Denver and Phoenix. Three different brews are now... Read more »

Wednesday “Pint Nights” at McGee’s

Wednesday “Pint Nights” at McGee’s
Starting this month, McGee’s Tavern & Grille, located in Lincoln Park, will be doing “Pint Nights” every Wednesday from 6-9pm. In addition to $1 burgers and $2 Budweiser drafts, McGee’s will have a $3 premium draft that comes along with a souvenir glass. You can see what they’ve chosen for the next three Wednesdays below.... Read more »

The Craft Beer NYE Party You Shouldn’t Have Missed

The Craft Beer NYE Party You Shouldn’t Have Missed
If you weren’t at Sheffield’s on December 31st, you missed out on one of Chicago’s best “Craft Beer New Year’s!” One look at the tap lists and you can see that any craft beer lover would’ve had a hard time indulging responsibly. With three bars, and 36 tap handles, party-goers had a plethora of brews... Read more »
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Deschutes Debut at Timothy O'Tooles

Deschutes Debut at Timothy O'Tooles
Well folks, it’s finally here! One of the most well regarded breweries to come out of Bend, Oregon has finally made its debut in the Windy City. Deschutes staff will be on site at Timothy O’Tooles for a kickoff event from 5-8pm on Monday, January 7th. They’re busting out the Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond... Read more »

The Gateway to Craft Beer is made of Wheat

The Gateway to Craft Beer is made of Wheat
I’m not embarrassed to admit that Blue Moon is the beer that started it all for me. Being young, underage and privy to the typical swill out there, it was something different.  The hazy yellow-orange hue and citrusy profile were definitely a nice change from the Busch Light I had been spending my $20s on... Read more »

Two Brothers Brewing Launches Coffee Roastery

Two Brothers Brewing Launches Coffee Roastery
You heard that right! Two Brothers Brewing is diving head first into the specialty coffee market. If you’re a big fan of the roasty profile their Northwind Imperial Stout has to offer, you’ll definitely be a fan of the finely roasted coffee they’ll be ramping up production on. Owners, Jim and Jason Ebel have been... Read more »
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A Craft Beer New Year’s Eve

A Craft Beer New Year’s Eve
If you’re a craft beer lover, chances are you’re just as disappointed with the typical $100 open bar NYE events out there as I am. While I love a good party, I would love a good party with great beer a hell of a lot more than one filled with under-poured cocktails. Luckily, the folks... Read more »

Headquarters Beercade - Green Flash Dinner

Headquarters Beercade - Green Flash Dinner
If you’re a beer lover, and I’m assuming you are since you’re here, you NEED to make your way over to Headquarters Beercade! It is one of those rare places where people with nothing in common manage to mingle. Designed around old school arcade games and great beer, this place was destined to be a... Read more »

Green Flash Tap Takeover at Headquarters Beercade

Green Flash Tap Takeover at Headquarters Beercade
What has 16 craft taps, 37 arcade games and stays open 365 days a year? You got it! Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview! They’ve gone West Coast and paired up with the folks at Green Flash Brewing Co. for a tap-takeover and beer dinner tomorrow from 7-9pm. Hailing from the great state of California, Green Flash... Read more »
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Craft Beer...at a Japanese Restaurant?

Craft Beer...at a Japanese Restaurant?
Typically, when you find a great sushi place you also find a lackluster beer list. At best, all of the usual domestics are there along with their Japanese counterparts: Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi. But that’s not the case at Roka Akor Steak & Sushi at 456 N. Clark. They offer up a short, but sweet,... Read more »