Two Brothers Adds Wobble IPA to its Year-Round Lineup

Two Brothers Adds Wobble IPA to its Year-Round Lineup
This week, Two Brothers Brewing Company will launch the first new beer in its regular lineup in eight years. Wobble India Pale Ale is having its preview tapping Tuesday at The Bar on Buena (910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago). The official release celebration kicks off a month-long celebration at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville, starting... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 22-25

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 22-25
Slowly building up to speed. There still may be a few craftbeer events I’ve missed, but things should be full tilt for this weekend. Monday, September 22 6:00 – 10:00 pm ♦ Oktoberfest On The Roof Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204 The time has come again to roll out the barrels for... Read more »

Tipping for Beers in Chicago: Early and Often

Tipping for Beers in Chicago: Early and Often
A friend of mine, whose name is Marc with a “c” (as opposed to me with a “k”), went to Scotland with the first production of Tracy Letts’ play “Killer Joe” to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There, he introduced the concept of tipping to one of the pubs: when he paid for his... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-21

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-21
We’re back! Seems as I tried to take a hiatus, the crush of events just kept going. I had not counted on the diminishing time off between Labor Day and Oktoberfest celebrations, nor that fact that are more beer festivals than ever! And I realize that calendar I posted in the previous article was a... Read more »

CANCELLED: Chicago Ale Fest at Grant Park

CANCELLED: Chicago Ale Fest at Grant Park
I had thought I could dash this off this afternoon from my new Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook toy, but the login dialog was being fussy. So now here’s the story. Those of you who have bought tickets for the Chicago Ale Fest, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 & 20, should by now have... Read more »

Oktoberfest Tap Takeover Thursday at High Noon Saloon

Oktoberfest Tap Takeover Thursday at High Noon Saloon
I had told some people I was going to put their event in my regular calendar before I… well, not so much pulled the plug on it as took it off the charger for a while. Since they’re asking nicely, and have some packaged copy ready to paste, I’ll drop a few of these notices... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events: Returning Soon

Chicago Craft Beer Events: Returning Soon
// An explanation to everyone who may have been looking for my bi-weekly calendar of Chicago craft beer events. I had to knock off for a while because I was working a freelance job after hours, one that actually pays. One of my old college professors, who has also published my essay on Star Wars... Read more »

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events
Yep, I am going to have go on a bit of a hiatus after this column. As I have hinted before, I have a lot of freelance work, some of which actually pays, and I have a proposal I need to put together for a book on beer and culture. But I do have a... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28
It’s pretty definite that after Labor Day, I will need to take a little hiatus from this column. The main reason being that I have an idea for a book about craft beer culture, I have an acquisitions editor who’s been waiting to see my proposal since April, and I have no time to do... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 22–24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 22–24
Just a word of warning, that after the Labor Day weekend, I may be going on another hiatus. Seems I suddenly have some freelance work lined up, and I promised someone a book proposal back in April that still needs to be written (guess what it’s about). Craft beer? Chicago? Friday, August 22 Buddy Brew... Read more »
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