Chicago Beer Lovers' New Years Eve 2018

Chicago Beer Lovers' New Years Eve 2018
Time to put up my early warning about upcoming New Year's Eve parties. I'm posting this on December 7, while there are still dozens of events to add, but I want to get this going before it's too late to make reservations. So please keep checking back. Funny how that works...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 14-16

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 14-16
Again I’m working up to the last minute to get more and more holiday events and big beer events into this list. If it seems like there are more beer choices here in Chicago, it’s true! The Brewers’ Association has noted that the Chicago metropolitan area now has 167 commercial brewers, the most of any... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13
Yes, there are still chances to get your hands on some Bourbon County Stout this week. Also plenty of cider tappings, Wild Monk turns 7, Alter Brewing turns 3, Pride at Revolution, plus Beer & Hymns...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 7-9

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 7-9
Things have fallen behind here, because I thought I would catch a break after Black Friday. But the big beer events just keep on coming! And I was involved to doing some writing that actually pays. But here we go with the weekend list. Which may still get updated before the weekend’s over! Seery Athalone... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 3-6

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 3-6
Revolution is having previews for its latest Deep Woods releases. The eve of St. Nicholas Day bring up Krampusnacht. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. And there are still chances to get into some Bourbon County Stout. I did say something about getting a beer-centric New Year's Eve list together. Just hang on here...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 30 - December 2

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 30 - December 2
What’s up this weekend? Still more Bourbon County Stout on tap, the Mother Truckin’ Beer Fest, Beer at Brookfield Zoo, Dosvidanya downstate. Meanwhile, I am filling my calendar with events running into December, and I expect to post an ongoing list of beer-centric New Years Eve event this weekend. Because I know you need to... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 26-29

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 26-29
So, who braved the cold overnight to get their full case of Bourbon County Stout? Who just walked into their local store and snagged their allotment? Well, if you missed it, there will be tappings all over Chicago for the next several weeks. Meantime, I'm now digging out beer-friendly New years Eve and holiday parties, and have already found the first of many Ugly Sweater events...

Chicago Black Friday Beer Weekend, November 23-25

Chicago Black Friday Beer Weekend, November 23-25
Here we are at the high holiday for Chicago beer fans. I’ve had people message me asking about events because they’re flying in from the West Coast, and want to know what else is going on. So hang on. Here’s what’s going on. If you really don’t feel like lining up for BCS starting the... Read more »

Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events

Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events
All right. Every time I think I have gathered all the Black Wednesday and Black Friday events, still more pop up. The only thing to do now is to post this article early. And take a look: if you can't get in, or don't care to get in on some Bourbon County Stout releases, there  are a kegful of other beers pouring around Chicago! Robot fights? We got 'em...
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Chicago Festival of Barrel Aged Beer Weekend, November 16-18

Chicago Festival of Barrel Aged Beer Weekend, November 16-18
I have definitely got-ta, got-ta get ahead of my schedule because there are events pouring in around this weekend’s FoBAB, and the Black Wednesday/Friday launch for Bourbon County Stout. So believe me when I say, you need to check back in, because I am adding more events every day. And even if you can’t get... Read more »
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