Archive for December 2010

It's official: Haymarket opens Christmas Eve

It's official: Haymarket opens Christmas Eve
  Chicago craft beer fans have been eagerly following developments with Haymarket Pub and Brewery. This new brewpub is co-founded by Pete Crowley, the award-winning former brewmaster at Rock Bottom Chicago. Wednesday evening, Haymarket got its license to serve alcohol from the City of Chicago. They have ordered their beer for delivery, and will open... Read more »

Beeronaut's Christmas beer events: Who's open?

Beeronaut's Christmas beer events: Who's open?
Beer can Christmas Tree, flickr photo by jessiehart For the first time in 18 months, I have a stretch of Chicago beer calendar dates with only one event. Of course that stretch of days happens to cover Christmas, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day (I think), and so many places are just closed down. But what... Read more »

The Beeronaut's Chicago Beer Events: Dec 13-16

December 9 through 20 4:00 – 11:30 p.m. • 12 Days of Christmas Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905 Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204 Bar on Buena, 910 W. Buena Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-8665 Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Bistro joins forces with Fountainhead & The B.O.B.... Read more »
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The Beeronaut's weekend Chicago beer events Dec 10-12

The Beeronaut's weekend Chicago beer events Dec 10-12
 It’s a Festivus miracle! This weekend brings you a chance to taste two of Michigan’s most sought-after beers on tap! Just not both at the same place!  December 9 through 20  4:00 – 11:30 p.m.  •  12 Days of ChristmasMrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-3905Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose... Read more »

Bourbon County Stout vertical tasting at LUSH

Bourbon County Stout vertical tasting at LUSH
I didn’t put this notice up yesterday because I thought, “Just 20 tickets? They’ll be sold out before I can get to writing it up.” Especially after notice of this appeared on Chicagoist. But Rachel Driver e-mailed me that no, there are still a few reservations out there. So: On Friday, December 17th, LUSH Wine... Read more »

Holiday beer roundup: He'brew Jewbelation 14

It is de rigeur to review some Christmas beers in December. But we need to start with a beer for another winter holiday, before I’ve missed all eight days! Shmaltz Brewing Company, based in San Francisco, was started by Jeremy Cowan in 1996 with a unique idea for certified Kosher beer. I’m not going to... Read more »
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Octavarius improv group tackles Drinking Games Dec. 5

I like to see beer employed in settings outside of its “zone,” such as in the theatre. So when this news release came my way, I had to let you know about it. And because it’s very late as I run this, forgive me for posting it with few edits: The Chicago comedy group Octavarius... Read more »

Tribes Ultimate Beer Bout III lineup announced, UBB IV planned

Tribes Ultimate Beer Bout III lineup announced, UBB IV planned
UPDATE, Dec. 8: Niall reports that Founders Vice President Dave Engbers will attend Saturday’s Ultimate Beer Bout, and he’ll be bringing a keg of their prized Kentucky Breakfast Stout! The Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout will replace harvest Ale in the Founders lineup, though Harvest Ale will still be available for sale. They have secured... Read more »

Beer Alert! BrewDog's Penguin & Bismarck confirmed for Chicago

Beer Alert! BrewDog's Penguin & Bismarck confirmed for Chicago
Following through with this silly thread I started, I can now report that two of the strongest beers ever made will be sold in Chicago soon. Binny’s Beverage Depot’s Assistant Beer Buyer, Kyle Fornek, posted on the retailer’s web site that they will be getting a small shipment of Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the... Read more »
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