Category: beer flights

Who's Tapping What This Weekend

Who’s tapping what this weekend? Get ’em before they are gone! Hopleaf Bar Hopleaf is tapping some coveted/rare coffee stouts at noon on Sunday, March 31. Monday is April Fool’s Day, so a good day to call in sick perhaps? Mornin’ Latte from Toppling Goliath Coffee Dino S’mores from Off Color Most Important Beverage from... Read more »

My Top Picks For St. Patrick's Day

City Winery Chicago Riverwalk Their season kicks off for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Join them on Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th from 11 AM – 5 PM for green river views, craft beer, wine, food, and music. https://citywinery.com/chicago/riverwalk/ Monk’s Pub Monk’s will be opening at 9am, so get the party started early. Here’s... Read more »

OCTOPI HAS A NEW BREWMASTER & HIS NAME IS JARED

While the ideal time to visit Octopi Brewing is during patio season, I couldn’t resist a road trip to the country on a snowy Sunday.  Octopi is located in Waunakee, WI, just a short drive from downtown Madison. After learning that Goose Island’s brewmaster, Jared Jankoski, was heading north to join Octopi, I couldn’t wait.... Read more »
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Goose Island with a Side of Upton's

I have habitually visited the original Goose Island at Clybourn for years. I thought it was time (a few months back) to check out one of their other venues, choosing Goose Island at Fulton Street. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a menu that immediately had me salivating. Goose Island consistently offers too many lip-smacking... Read more »

Get Botanical at Forbidden Root

I have been to Forbidden Root for a quick beer a couple of times and waited for a lunch visit to do a well-deserved proper blog post. Be sure to eye up the building, even before entering the brewpub. Once inside, admire the fact that the 107-year-old structure still has the original brick walls in place.... Read more »

Where to Drink Beer in Los Angeles

I recently spent a glorious week in warm, sunny, palm tree-lined Los Angeles where there is no shortage of breweries or craft beer. I chose to stay in three different neighborhoods to make things more interesting. My beer consumption exceeded my expectations, which in turn caused me to overindulge more than once. It was totally worth... Read more »
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Come for the Sandwiches, Stay for the Beer

There’s nothing like discovering a kickass bar while you are out wandering and snapping street art. I was in between neighborhoods and feeling quite parched from too much sidewalk stomping. Jerry’s Sandwiches in Andersonville was just what I needed after perusing the stellar draft list and discovering they had a patio.  https://www.beermenus.com/places/6856-jerry-s-andersonville Not just any... Read more »

Catch a Flight at The Florentine

There are so many breweries and craft beer bars in Chicago that it’s easy to overlook a venue tucked away inside a hotel. I’m ecstatic to have discovered The Florentine, located inside JW Marriott Chicago, thanks to the Activate events hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. The Florentine is sophisticated, open, and inviting with a... Read more »

Alulu Brewery - Pilsen's Hidden Gem

Alulu Brewery and Pub is relatively new and an absolute hidden gem in Pilsen. When I heard about it, I was intrigued by the food as much as the beer. Upon arrival, I was immediately drawn to the open-air window and attractive patio. The moment I entered I felt at home with instantaneous acknowledgment from the staff.... Read more »
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Get Crafty at Bulldog Ale House

I discovered this newish venue by sheer accident due to the Lollapalooza takeover and so delighted I did. For starters, Bulldog Ale House (State Street location) has a killer patio, allowing you to hone your people watching skills. The wind was out of control during my visit, but not enough to make me move inside;... Read more »