All right. Every time I think I have gathered all the Black Wednesday and Black Friday events, still more pop up. The only thing to do now is to post this article early. And take a look: if you can't get in, or don't care to get in on some Bourbon County Stout
releases, there are a kegful of other beers pouring around Chicago! Robot fights? We got 'em...
I have definitely got-ta, got-ta get ahead of my schedule because there are events pouring in around this weekend’s FoBAB, and the Black Wednesday/Friday launch for Bourbon County Stout. So believe me when I say, you need to check back in, because I am adding more events every day. And even if you can’t get... Read more »
There are still more Veterans Day events for the Monday observance this week. Also more Bourbon County and Festival of Barrel Aged Beer previews...
It’s another weekend with so much going on. We have a lead-in to next weekend’s Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, previews for the Bourbon County Stout Black Wednesday/Friday release, and other wintry big beers. I’m finding some places offering specials to veterans for Veterans Day, either Sunday the 11th, or the Monday holiday following. I will... Read more »
I may have noticed the next beer trend for 2018. Or maybe it’s just a holiday season trend. Something to take our minds of pumpkin spice. This past weekend, I sampled a Sparkling Rosé Ale by Forbidden Root. Now I have a bottle of Sparkling Swan from Lagunitas Brewing Company, which was sent to me... Read more »
I’m always happy to pop the cap on a Chicago area brewer for my first time. And I was rather surprised to see this one when I discovered it. Energy City Brewing is a small brewery in downtown Batavia. It’s been known a wide palette of pale ales, many in the “milkshake category, or made... Read more »
Hey, did you enjoy that extra hour of drinking or sleeping with the bounce back to Standard Time? Good.
Some bars have thought to offer specials on Election Day for people with their "I Voted" stickers, but they were informed that they can't have specials or give away beer for that kind of incentive. Still, be sure to get out there and vote.
Meantime, we have the parade of imperial stout releases leading up to Black Friday, and even more events around the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer
, coming up November 16 & 17 (some tickets are still available)...
So yeah, a lot of stories can come my way. Some of them just make you want to go “Hmmm”. I can see this kind of technology coming to bars near us soon, so now you can say you read it here first. The Guinness Storehouse, the museum and taproom for the St. James Gate... Read more »
The end of Halloween marks the start of big beer season! We are seeing previews and food collaborations with Bourbon County Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout (with Kentucky Breakfast Stout tagging close behind), Surly Darkness, and a day for barrel-aged and sour beers. We also have tappings for the Mr. IPA-Nut beer, and Church Street’s hemp... Read more »
Perhaps I added, in my own small way, to the hoopla over Mr. IPA-Nut, the collaboration between Lombard’s Noon Whistle Brewing and Planters (Kraft Heinz) Peanuts. The beer went on sale just last Friday, and sold out within a few days. At least the few Binny’s I tried had already run out on Monday. So... Read more »