Chicago Craft Beer Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29

Chicago Craft Beer Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29
It seems there are not a lot of beer geek-type events over Memorial Day. It used to be because this was a day to go out of town, stay with family or visit with the departed. This year, the schedule is even more sparse because it comes right after a very busy Chicago Craft Beer Week. For Sunday and Monday especially, be sure to check with your usual establishments, since some may be closed in observance. Winchester Brewing, the homebrew store in Willow Springs, is closing its door after 15 months of operation. Owner Bob Winchester posted a notice on the store's website, describing difficulties in making future plans, which have included a possible brewery. At this time, Winchester suggests he will hope to reopen in a new location shortly...

Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25

Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25
All too soon, Chicago Craft Beer Week is ending. I'm publishing this page early and continuing to fill in events. Hoping we can all catch a break and enjoy some cold ones at home or with comrades this upcoming Memorial Day weekend...

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Wednesday, May 24

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Wednesday, May 24
The is the first time some years that Chicago Craft Beer Week is actually just one week long. Lately it has expanded to cover two weekends, but I guess they didn't want to run into Memorial Day weekend. So watch this space and the CCBW site as events get added moving toward the finish...
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Tuesday, May 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Tuesday, May 23
Again, here's my selection of events for Tuesday of Chicago Craft Beer Week.  This list is being added to constantly, so check here and at the CCBW website...

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 22

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 22
Monday of Chicago Craft Beer Week includes a night for beer industry people, an evening of saisons, and beer in slushie form. This list is being added to constantly, so check here and at the CCBW website...

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Sunday, May 21

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Sunday, May 21
I can tell right now, this will not be a mere duplicate of every event on the Chicago Craft Beer Week website, because there's just so many of them. But I continue to pick out the juicy highlights, and add in other events as I find them. And I'm updating constantly, so keep updating yourself...
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Beer by the Grill: Founders PC Pils

Beer by the Grill: Founders PC Pils
You regular readers of my blipverts will know that it’s been an “interesting” week. I’m working to fill daily articles with interesting stuff the Chicago Craft Beer Week, in the middle of having a bit of “day surgery” that still requires the rest of the week for recuperation. But I am, in fact, feeling pretty... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Saturday, May 20

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Saturday, May 20
Once more unto the breach, with events that are both part of and outside the purview of Chicago Craft Beer Week. I continue to pop them in as I go along, so check back here, and check the CCBW site, often. I'm also writing a few other articles, and editing video beer reviews. I thought after my operation I could rest...

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights for Friday, May 19

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights for Friday, May 19
I am back from a bit of surgery, loading up my list of selected events for the first Friday of Chicago Craft Beer Week. Again, I'm tossing in whatever event catch my eye, whether officially part of CCBW or not. And I'm posting the daily listings while still populating the calendar, so stay tuned, go forth, and get some froth...
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, Thursday, May 18

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, Thursday, May 18
Today kicks off the spectacle that is Chicago Craft Beer Week. Like before, I will be publishing daily event listings, picking out those that might offer hard-to-find beers or other parcels of entertainment. Some of my events won’t even be proper CCBW events, so if they’re using that “passport” thing they tried a few years... Read more »
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