Posts tagged "chicagoland"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »

Epic Burger & Beer Pairings

Epic Burger & Beer Pairings
If you haven’t been to Epic you’ve missed out on one of River North’s best dining experiences. In fact, they won a “Diner’s Choice” award in 2012 from the discerning OpenTable crowd. Executive chef, Mark Pollard, has decided to add a monthly “burger & brew” pairing to their lounge menu for $15. If you just... Read more »

The “Farmer’s Market” Brew Master: Jared Rouben

The “Farmer’s Market” Brew Master: Jared Rouben
You may have already heard that Goose Island Brew Pub brew master Jared Rouben has put in his two weeks. And, while this is tremendous news for Jared, and the Chicago beer scene, this isn’t unheard of. Brew masters come and go, changing the course of a brewery or brew pub, before leaving to start... Read more »
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Double IPA Showdown at Pizza Rustica

Double IPA Showdown at Pizza Rustica
Usually tastings are accompanied by a hefty fee, but Pizza Rustica owner, Juliana Montebello, is doing things differently. She’s hosting a Double IPA battle for free from 6-8pm on Thursday January 17th. This is a Michigan brew versus a Wisconsin brew, so those of you native to Illinois will have to pick your poison! Louis... Read more »