Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 25-28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 25-28
While Oktoberfests are still going on, this week they're taking a bit of a break. But there will indeed be more fests, and local beer festivals in Chicago this weekend! And you don't need me to tell you, but as of this writing (early Sunday), the Cubs could clinch the division as soon as Thursday. And the Sox just might finish up out of the cellar...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 22-24
Congratulations to Daniel Bell of Chicago, who won the drawing for a pair of tickets to Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansion this weekend! See details below, tickets are still available! Once again, we have a very full calendar. I have tried to pare it down by listing some of the weekend-long events just of the Friday or Saturday that they start...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 18-21

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 18-21
The Oktoberfest period spills over into weekday events. And now the "pumpkin spice" beers are coming into the mix. And remember, this Wednesday at noon is the deadline to enter my drawing for a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Chicago Beer Mansion, this weekend! See the details and your chance to enter at this link...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 15-17

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 15-17
This may be my busiest Saturday for individual events, thanks to the many Oktoberfest celebrations going on. I've put in as many as I can that seem to have either local beer for some German imports, rather than just the usual "bucket of Buds." Have you entered my giveaway for tickets to Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansions, going on in this town next weekend? No? Then check this article...

Win Tickets to Brooklyn Brewery Mash Chicago Beer Mansion

Win Tickets to Brooklyn Brewery Mash Chicago Beer Mansion
Once again I have a chance to give away some tickets to a big beer event in Chicago! Read on! Brooklyn Brewery is staging its annual Brooklyn Brewery Mash Beer Mansion tour, and it’s coming to Chicago on September 22-23. The venue is the event space Morgan’s on Fulton, 952 W. Fulton Market in Chicago. There... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 11-14

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 11-14
September starts to get busy, as we head into Oktoberfest, football, and playoff season. And now even "halfway to St. Patrick's Day is a thing," and it's coming up. I will continue to update this page as I learn of more hurricane relief events for Texas, and now for Florida. Please check back...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 8-10
Hey, while I was doing this and that, MyGrain Brewing Co. opened its doors on Thursday. Joliet had been one of the largest cities in the (non-Dry) United States that did not have a local brewer, but that's over with. And there are more brewers working to open there, too. MyGrain is open with beer and food at 11 am every day. They're in Joliet's Union Station at 50 E. Jefferson St., Suite 106. Phone 815-345-3339. Welcome aboard! We are in the thick of Oktoberfest weekends. I am including as many as I can find which might feature local beers or any good Oktos from across the sea! I'm watching for beer-centric events for watching the Bears. And soon, yes, soon, we'll be offering playoff baseball events...

Eclipse Beer Journal: Big Muddy Brewing, Murphysboro

Eclipse Beer Journal: Big Muddy Brewing, Murphysboro
Monday morning of the Eclipse, the "Eating Machine" and I (okay, you could call me the "Drinking Machine," but my alcohol intake is, luckily, not as prodigious as the food intake of the average teenaged boy) struck our tent in DuQuoin and chanced a trip further south and east to Murphysboro, IL. ...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-7

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-7
As I go on through the month, I will continue to add events for relief fundraising from Hurricane Harvey. And repeat some ongoing events that started previously. I am also getting into a lot of Oktoberfest celebrations. I will try to include the ones that feature at least real German beers, or local craft, besides the usual Light and Lite...
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Craft beer review: Two Brothers Resistance IPA

Craft beer review: Two Brothers Resistance IPA
Originally Published August 5, 2010 Before coming over to the light side at ChicagoNow, I was writing about beer for Examiner.com. When that site went belly up, I was able to retrieve some of my “evergreen” articles like beer reviews. Here’s one. The growth of craft beer as a commercial, and even artistic, segment, had... Read more »
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