Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 22-25

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 22-25
It's a week where we can catch up with 4/20 events from the weekend before, or what's coming up this weekend. By which I mean Mikerphone's Smells Like a Beer Fest on Saturday in Elk Grove Village. That's sold out, I'll say right now, but some other spots in the Chicago area will be featuring some of those same out-of-market brewers. Just have a look below. Also, following Daisy Cutter Day, 4/20 Day, and Easter, we have Earth Day on Monday...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 19-21

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 19-21
This is another busy weekend for beer holidays, including slightly dank one. 4/20 activities include tappings of Lagunitas Waldoes around Chicago. And Half Acre has events to note the 10th anniversary of the very popular Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, and its many variants. Plus, Mad Hatchet Brewing opens in Shorewood, and Phase Three, the split-off from More Brewing, is debuting two of their beers around Chicago. I have not come up up a lot of beer-centric Easter events. I want to confirm that beer would be on tap for brunch, since some of the restaurants might not be serving during brunch hours. I'm still putting in events at this moment, so please check back...

Win Tickets for Authors on the Lake with Josh Noel

Win Tickets for Authors on the Lake with Josh Noel
Tuesday night update: I’ve scrambled the 13 entries recieved, and drew a name. The random winner is Emily Thrun! Watch for your email with details on how to call for tickets! Hey beer friends, here’s another event for which I’ve offered the chance to give away tickets. This week’s edition of “Authors on the Lake” will feature... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18
So who ordered the extra winter as a promotion for the start of "Game of Thrones?" A couple of events on Saunday had to be cancelled, so I will try to keep up and make any changes here as I hear about them...

Historic Dixie Highway Brewery Trail Launches

Historic Dixie Highway Brewery Trail Launches
Among the many little things I have a “thing” for are historic highways and route, and the roadside Americana that comes with them. Combine that with a “beer trail,” and you’ve got my attention. To get this story out in a timely manner, I’m posting the news release, mostly as I received it. Eight southside... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 12-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 12-14
Hey, while we are offering our salaams to Burnt City, Bold Dog and Around the Bend for opening their new shared space, the District Brew Yards, we should also note that Scallywag Brewing has now opened at 41 Cass Ave. in Westmont. That's just north of the Metro tracks in downtown, and now give the BNSF line five stops with brewers at them. Meantime, there are some beer events centered around Chicago's Star Wars Celebration, and Record Store Day. Every event is made better with beer...
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Burnt City, 2 Other Brewers Open District Brew Yards

Burnt City, 2 Other Brewers Open District Brew Yards
I’ve gotten some news releases that I need to just pump out here, so here’s one: In February, Burnt City brewing closed its Lincoln Ave, brewpub and bowling alley space, and its packaging brewery in the former Jay’s Potato Chip plant on the South Side, after announcing they needed to refocus their strategy in the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 8-11

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 8-11
Well, now that everyone's bracket has been busted, and both the Bulls and Blackhawks have gone home, we can concentrate on baseball. And the last season of "Game of Thrones...

Pink Boots Society "Hold My Crown" Hits Taps

Pink Boots Society "Hold My Crown" Hits Taps
You may have seen events in this space, hosted by organizations for women in the beer brewing business, or who simply enjoy beer. One of the business-oriented groups, the Pink Boots Society, has launched a multi-brewer collaboration release this weekend. Hold My Crown is a collaboration among ten Chicago area breweries. It’s also practically a new style of... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 5-7

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 5-7
We are wrapping up the March Madness type events, and with the White Sox home opener being postponed to Friday, that's part of the weekend mix. Take note of the fact that some big beer events are opening their ticket sales this weekend as well. I'm pushing this out Wednesday night, with more events to copy over to the calendar. If you've come upon this post tonight, check back again as I fill in the rest of the weekend. And I have more details about the Pink Boots Society's Hold My Crown tapping...
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