Category: Beer

A Pipeworks Quarantine Mission

Can we all agree that beer and memes of Lori Lightfoot are saving us at the moment? I’m on a mission to see how many beers I can drink from Pipework Brewing during the Corona Virus quarantine. Thank the beer gods for liquor stores and curbside pick-up. Their beer is so damn good! Pipeworks brews beer... Read more »

Grab a Growler at Motor Row Brewing

During this time of quarantine and self-distancing, there are still ways to help local breweries. I visited Motor Row Brewing before this dreadful crisis kicked in, but let me begin by sharing that the brewery will continue to sell growlers from 12-1 pm Monday through Friday. The staff suggests calling before you head over at 312-624-8149.... Read more »

Pub Royale — come for the food, stay for the beer

I enjoy surprises, particularly favorable ones. I found out about Pub Royale while perusing places to eat near Fatpour before the Revolution Brewing party in January. Little did I know this Indian/British establishment is a beer lover’s paradise. That ambience though Upon entry, I was welcomed and immediately took in all the grandeur. There are many... Read more »
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Deep Wood Series Preview Party at Fatpour

I decided it was time to attend a Deep Wood Series preview party to avoid trying to drink all the exceptional beers at the Revolution Brewing release. It’s a good thing I did since I had to bail on the January event. I chose the preview party at Fatpour Tap Works in Wicker Park since this... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »

Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »
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Halloween, Chicago Style

In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than Chicago for Halloween, even when Mother Nature *gifts* us with snow. Chicagoans take this holiday seriously and the entertaining North Halsted Halloween Parade is a solid indicator of that.  Off Color Brewing – Mousetrap went all out with their annual Dino S’mores Release/Costume Party. When I... Read more »

Metal and Burgers and Beer, Oh My!

Kuma’s Corner is celebrated for their killer burgers and heavy metal music theme. Even the burgers show this with names like Iron Maiden and Slayer.  Admittedly, I have yet to indulge in one. What keeps me coming back is their solid beer menu. Imperial Brown Ale on a Beautiful Day I headed to the patio at Kuma’s Corner... Read more »

A Milwaukee Daycation

Milwaukee is a hidden jewel less than two hours from Chicago. Both cities have similarities including outstanding breweries, buzzworthy restaurants, and a prime location along Lake Michigan. It’s an easy daycation from Chicago, even if you don’t want to drive because you can take a bus or train. Goals For The Day I had four... Read more »
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Hop on Board the Booze Caboose

I occasionally hit the French Market for unique, quick sustenance when I’m in the neighborhood. I was grabbing a bite from RAW when I laid eyes on the Booze Caboose. How on earth did I not know this is located right outside the French Market? I blame it on always being in a hurry. What is... Read more »