Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 23-26
I have a rare empty date on Monday, at least for now. The rest of the week offers the Chicago debut of Goodlife Brewing, Theology on Tap, a Museum Tasting (or two), and more...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 20-22

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 20-22
We are back to weekends with plenty of beer festivals, so let's get to them! BTW: If you have an event you'd like to see on this board, I do have a LOT of brewers and establishments "liked" on my Facebook feed, and if I find a Facebook event, that's easiest for me to save and transfer to my calendar (hardest are the events that are only shown as a JPG graphic). Or you can alsways drop me an email. Because of the MANY events in our busy beer scene, I've had to skip over live shows, trivia, yoga and paint classes, unless they involved a new beer being tapped. But I'm not hard & fast on that rule...

Beer Preview: Goose Island Foudre Red

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Got back from a weekend at the parents’ home in Iowa with all my siblings for an early 60th Anniversary celebration. Also picked up some Iowa beers that I’m posting to the Ratebeer sidebar down there to your right. And the night after I got back, I was able to quickly do a new video... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 16-19

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 16-19
With the end of the big soccer to-do, we go back to our summer of easy weeks and big beer fest weekends...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 13-15

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 13-15
Just dropping the post a bit early in preparation for some vacation days this weekend. I have some of the venues that will carry the World Cup finals listed here, and no doubt there will be a few last minute additions that I'll try to watch and add on this list...

Beer by the Grill: Kona Gold Cliff IPA

Beer by the Grill: Kona Gold Cliff IPA
I’ve pushed out a few more beer reviews ahead of a few vacation days with the relatives. I may have a few more articles about the beer scene in Des Moines, especially since I may be there with two brothers. Meantime, I’ve put some encased meats and patties on the grill, and opened a beer... Read more »
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Big Star Radler Launch, July 14

Big Star Radler Launch, July 14
The Big Star restaurant in Wrigleyville kicked off the baseball season with a new pineapple Radler, made in collaboration with Revolution Brewing. But they’ve waited until summer to have the official launch party for the brew: July 14 at 5 pm, at 3640 N Clark St., across from Wrigley Field. Laurent Lebec, Bar Manager for... Read more »

Chicago Beer Events, July 9-12

Chicago Beer Events, July 9-12
This weekend shook out to be an all-Europe Cup, and at this writing I know it will include beer-loving countries England and Belgium. With France in the mix, it's like a fight among neighbors. I'll post last-minute schedules for watching in this article, while my main list of venues still holds...

Local Beer Review: Solemn Oath/Night Shift Hosies

Local Beer Review: Solemn Oath/Night Shift Hosies
Next week I’m taking the ‘Naut kids to see Grandma and Grandpa in Iowa, and catch up on some uncles that they still haven’t met. Maybe we’ll hit more post-worthy pubs there. Just in case, I’m packing some beers all brewed and canned no further than the next town over. And let’s get to another local... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 6-8

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 6-8
With the middle-of-the-week Independence Day behind, it looks like beer festival season gets into full swing. And I am still getting last-minute updates on venues that will be showing their favorite as they try to advance in the World Cup. But there are also places that will have almost all the matches listed here...
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