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24 Handle Goose Island Tap Takeover at Timothy O'Toole's

24 Handle Goose Island Tap Takeover at Timothy O'Toole's
Saturday, February 23rd at 11am Timothy O’Toole’s is hosting Goose Island for a 24 handle tap takeover. Tickets are going for $40 and include six 5 oz. pours, a Goose Island Invasion glass and a Timothy O’Toole’s bottle opener. Additional samples will be going for $3-$5 and 10 oz. glasses can be purchased for $8-$15... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Stay In and Drink Craft Beer

Dark Horse "Plead the 5th" Imperial Stout
One of the best things about great beer is that you don’t have to be out to enjoy it. In fact, it couldn’t be more different from the craft cocktail movement in that respect. To enjoy many of the great cocktails out there, you need to have a fully stocked bar in your house, shakers,... Read more »
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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 »

Woody's Winter Whiskey for Charity

Woody's Winter Whiskey for Charity
Former Chicago Cub’s pitcher, Kerry Wood, has paired up with Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group to create a great charity cocktail this season. Using a healthy portion of Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Whiskey (one of my favorites) and Goose Island’s Spicy Ginger Bier, this is definitely a winter warmer. Although you can find the recipe... Read more »

What is "Craft Beer?"

What is "Craft Beer?"
There is quite a bit of contention out there regarding what is and what isn’t craft beer. Some define it based on tangibles like quality of ingredients, while others define it by looking at intangibles like the brewer’s passion for the art. Personally, I take a stand somewhere in the middle. High quality ingredients are... Read more »
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