Posts tagged "beer"

Schoolyard's Polar Plunge Fundraiser Party

Schoolyard's Polar Plunge Fundraiser Party
This evening from 9pm to 12am, Schoolyard Tavern is hosting a polar plunge charity event benefiting the Special Olympics. For $25 you’ll get unlimited tater tots, domestic beers and call drinks. Since you’re going to go out anyways, you might as well as over to the event and spend your money on a good cause.... Read more »

The Boobzie Coozie

The Boobzie Coozie
So you’re looking for a coozie that’s sure to grab some attention? Well…you’re prayers have been answered and The Boobzie is here! These voluptuous coozies made their debut in 2011 at Hooters, when the chain wanted to start selling a customized version. Since that time, the brand has quickly expanded distribution across the country. Liquor... Read more »

Beck's Sapphire Launch

Beck's Sapphire Launch
Beck’s, and therefore, Anheuser-Busch, has spared no expense in introducing their new “Sapphire” pilsner to the country. Pop-up “Jewerly Stores” in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami have been set up, and accompanied by modern artwork and music. Here in Chicago, a swanky spot on Michigan Ave. was found and local artist “Hey Champ”... Read more »
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Celebrate the Super Bowl at The Venue & Sixth Street Beer Bar

Celebrate the Super Bowl at The Venue & Sixth Street Beer Bar
Tired of going to same sports bar you head to for every other game? If you’re like me, you’ve got your local spot, but you want to pay the Super Bowl some respect. It’s not called “The Big Game” for nothing after-all, so why not do something out of the ordinary this year?!?! The Venue... Read more »

Firestone Walker Expands Chicago Line-up

Firestone Walker Expands Chicago Line-up
This week Firestone Walker, the highly regarded brewery based in Paso Robles, California, began distributing three new beers to the Chicago marketplace. Additionally, they announced that a fourth brew, will start distribution later this spring. This is great news for Chicago beer drinkers because it means that there could be more to come down the... Read more »

Hofbrauhaus Chicago - The Fourth Official U.S. Location

Hofbrauhaus Chicago - The Fourth Official U.S. Location
At 9pm on January 21st the fourth official Hofbrauhaus location in the U.S. will have it’s “soft opening” in Rosemont. Modeled after the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, this 20,000 square foot restaurant and brewery is sure to be a huge hit…and tourist attraction. Not only does the facility boast a 500 seat capacity, but... Read more »
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Kona Brewing Launch Party at Roy's

Kona Brewing Launch Party at Roy's
Kona Brewing Company made quite a splash at Roy’s Restaurant downtown last week. Both Kona and Roy’s believe in “living aloha,” a laid-back and friendly approach to beer, food and family, so it was natural that they would partner up for a such an occasion. As you might imagine, Roy’s Hawaiian fusion menu paired perfectly... Read more »

Haymarket Pub & Brewery's Second "Beerthday" Bash

Haymarket Pub & Brewery's Second "Beerthday" Bash
This Saturday, January 12th, marks the two year anniversary of tapping the very first Haymarket brewed beer at the pub. In celebration, Haymarket will be tapping a special brew every 30 minutes from 12pm – 6pm. This means you’ve got 12 unique brews to line up for! It looks like they’ve got everything lined up... Read more »

Feuding Founders at 5 Rabbit Brewery

Feuding Founders at 5 Rabbit Brewery
5 Rabbit Founders, Andres Araya and Isaac Showaki are going at it! Araya, 5 Rabbit’s CEO, has filed suit against Showaki, the company’s COO, regarding Showaki’s allegations against him of embezzlement and an extramarital affair. After hitting the ground running in 2011 and landing a deal to get their beer in local Chipotle locations, this... Read more »
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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 »
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