Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 26-29

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 26-29
I’m dashing this off in a hurry, because ChicagoNow is running an upgrade to WordPress that’ll prevent me from posting. So, same drill as the last two weekends: Iframe windows to each day’s listing from my Google Calendar. You should be able to see it, and I will be able to keep updating it as... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 23-25

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 23-25
This counts as the second weekend of Oktoberfest and there are only slightly fewer events than last weekend. So I am rolling out my scrollable calendar boxes which I can keep adding to as more events come in. As I’ve said, I hope to make this my modus operandi going forward, so I can work... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Tuberfest

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Tuberfest
The local Oktoberfest celebration was going on down the block this past weekend, so I had another chance to review an Oktoberfest beer that had been sent to me by the brewers’ PR rep for my comment. In the spirit of the season, I get to Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s One-Hitter 2016 series beer, Tuperfest. Lagunitas... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-22

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-22
Somehow I lost my latest draft of this piece, and have to re-edit. I am hoping to have this more automated so I can do more features and just have a window beneath each article with the day’s events. Let’s see if I can actually make that happen. Monday, September 19 5 Rabbit Tap Takeover... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Oktoberfest Weekend, September 16-18

Chicago Craft Beer Oktoberfest Weekend, September 16-18
This weekend may be one of the busiest outside of Chicago Craft Beer Week. It’s all due to over 100 local brewers and many more watering holes starting Oktoberfest parties. So that I can keep adding more events as I hear about them, I am connecting directly to my Google Calendar. The list of events... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 12 - 15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 12 - 15
This weekend will be among the busiest, what with Oktoberfests and fll festivals and whatnot. You can check my calendar link above for advance details. Monday, September 12 Jerry’s Closing Sale Jerry’s Wicker Park, 1938 W. Division, Chicago (773) 235-1006 It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our Wicker Park lease is... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 9-11
So, in the midst of all these Oktoberfests running through the next several weekends, we have the start of Bears football this weekend! All Weekend: German-American Fest Lincoln Square (Lincoln and Leland Aves.), Chicago Sponsored by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., the 96th annual German-American Fest weekend kicks off Friday, with the official opening ceremony—a traditional... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Surly Fest

Beer by the Grill: Surly Fest
I offer my observation of another sign of “holiday creep:” as of Labor Day weekend, I have already had a Pumpkin Spice Latte, before I’ve had an Oktoberfest beer. Usually I only need one PSL a year to settle my curiosity, otherwise, another $5 gussied up hot chocolate is just not in my budget. But... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-8
The Labor Day weekend turns out to have been not quite as busy as this month, as dozens of brewers and bars are planning Oktoberfests in the weekends to come. Keep checking the calendar link above, or please let me know if I’ve missed your event! Tuesday, September 6 11:00 am ♦ Pipeworks Tap It... Read more »
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Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events
Friday, September 2 The Great Pumpkin Release Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St., Crown Point, IN (219) 663-4545 Come out for a fun filled weekend celebrating the tapping of our Ignis Fatuus Pumpkin Ale! Details at our Facebook Event Page. Vice District Turns 2 Vice District Brewing Co., 1454 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago Vice District... Read more »
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