Tag: Chicago breweries

Unique and Exotic, Beer Under Glass Lives Up to the Hype

Unique and Exotic, Beer Under Glass Lives Up to the Hype
As we traversed the campus of the Garfield Park Conservatory during Friday night’s Beer Under Glass festival, there were a handful of occasions in which we stopped, looked around wide-eyed, and said simply, “what a great place to host a craft beer event.” Packed to the gills with rare, vibrant plant life and ponds teeming... Read more »

Beer Under Glass Ushers In Illinois Craft Beer Week

Beer Under Glass Ushers In Illinois Craft Beer Week
If the incessant rain has dampened your spirits, today’s launch of Illinois Craft Beer Week (ICBW) couldn’t be more opportune. Nothing like a week straight of sudsy indulgence to combat cloudy skies and wet commutes. Entering the biggest seven-day stretch for our state’s craft beer community, it’s only fitting that we experienced an explosion of... Read more »

Amid the Hubbub of Logan Square, Don't Overlook Hopewell Brewing

Amid the Hubbub of Logan Square, Don't Overlook Hopewell Brewing
The first time I popped into Hopewell Brewing for a pint, the year was 2016, and it was the taproom’s first month of operation. Fast forward three years, and a return trip finally materialized. The vast time gap between visits makes zero sense — Hopewell makes a fine beer, and I love me some Logan... Read more »
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Recapping FOBAB 2018

Recapping FOBAB 2018
Saturday was a snowy-rainy-cold-gray-slushy day, but you wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful summer day indoors, shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of craft beer fanatics anyway, right? FOBAB 2018 lived up to its reputation, drawing a massive crowd that represented all walks of life. The air was thick with the aroma of hops and malts and booze,... Read more »

FoBAB First-Timer: What to Expect in 2018?

FoBAB First-Timer: What to Expect in 2018?
It’s cold. Yesterday, Chicago saw its first substantial snow of the season. Today, the sun will set at 4:29 p.m. For many of us, seasonal depression is already starting to chip away at our defenses. It’s only logical that the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) chose to host the annual Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged... Read more »

A Brewery, with a Beer Garden…Finally!

A Brewery, with a Beer Garden…Finally!
I don’t typically write about our more well-known, high-profile breweries — the Half Acres and Revolutions and Goose Islands, if you will — but in the case of Half Acre’s new location, I’d like to make an exception, for a couple reasons: It’s still brand new at less than a year old. It’s awesome. For... Read more »
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Lincoln Park Has a New Taproom – Did You Notice?

Lincoln Park Has a New Taproom – Did You Notice?
Upon discovering that a new Chicago taproom had recently opened its doors a mere mile away from my place, I was elated. It’s winter, after all — and since my preferred method of exploration is by bike, geography weighs heavily into the brewery visit decision-making process this time of year. First Impressions Tucked away over... Read more »