Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale
I’ve let this look-see at a beer sent to me by the brewer’s rep sit on the sidelines while I was punching out articles for Chicago Craft Beer Week. And now with the Memorial Day weekend ahead, I hope to punch out a lot more beer articles while I am grilling. Or, if the rain... Read more »

Tickets for Crap Beer Day? You Betcha!

Tickets for Crap Beer Day? You Betcha!
All of you fans of the craft (beer, that is), it is time to own up. There is a cheap, macro brewed crap beer that still has your heart. Maybe it’s the beer your Dad let you sip as a teenager so you would be more cool about turning legal. ike my Dad did with... Read more »

Post Chicago Craft Beer Week Events: Sunday, May 29

Post Chicago Craft Beer Week Events: Sunday, May 29
The cerveza-fueled wonder that was Chicago Craft Beer Week, has ended, but there are more than a few “recovery” events, not to mention Memorial Day weekend. And
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Saturday, May 28

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Saturday, May 28
Just like that, we are to the closing day of Chicago Craft Beer Week, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. I have posted this article Monday night, and if  you’re reading early in the week, keep checking back for frequent updates. I am posting all events that come my way, whether they’ll get you... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Friday, May 27

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Friday, May 27
Ah, we are into the home stretch of the greatest two minutes in spor… no, wait, that’s some horse race. What we’ve been having here is 11 days of Chicago Craft Beer Week, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This is just the highlights that I’ve run down as I could. For a full... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights; Thursday, May 26

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights; Thursday, May 26
Here we go, with the wind up to closing weekend of Chicago Craft Beer Week, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This is just the stuff I had time to cut and paste. What you ought to do is supplement this ration of beery goodness by checking the CCBW webiste, complete with an  app from... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Wednesday, May 25

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Wednesday, May 25
I am pushing on, ever farther, with this lineup for Wednesday events at Chicago Craft Beer Week, and whatever else is going on today. Even so, you ought to download the app from the CCBW website to keep your schedule in your pocket!

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Tuesday, May 24

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Tuesday, May 24
So I’m posting this article on Tuesday’s Chicago Craft Beer Week events on the previous Friday. But the beauty is I can keep updating it (and fixing my errors) right up to the time of the events. I am collecting highlights of whatever event catches my eye, as well as some regular events that are... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 23
I’m on my pace to post these daily Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights at a two-a-day clip. That gives me time to keep adding to new events as I find them, to be instantly updated here. I am collecting highlights of whatever event catches my eye, as well as some regular events that are not included... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Sunday, May 22

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Sunday, May 22
I am once again working my little app that combs my Google Calendar and put everything in the nice, readable order below. It seemed so clever when I set it up in 2013, but now I have to figure out how I did it all over again. And herewith is Sunday’s Chicago Craft Beer Week,... Read more »
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