Archive for July 2011

Beeronaut Chicago events, August 1 to 4

Beeronaut Chicago events, August 1 to 4
Monday, August 1 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Rock Bottom Orland Park taps Double Down Double IPA Rock Bottom Orland Park, 16156 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park, IL (708) 226-0021 Our August IPA sees a return the Double IPA. Citrus hops dominate this strong IPA which will be served from a dry hopped cask in... Read more »

Beeronaut weekend events, July 29 to 31

Beeronaut weekend events, July 29 to 31
Friday, July 29 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Duvel Single Tasting Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Stop in to Monk’s Pub between 5-7:00 p.m. and sample Duvel Single! 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Illinois Girls’ Pint Out Meet and Greet Sign Up SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 W. Fullerton, Chicago (773) 525-2727 Girls’ Pint Out... Read more »

Encore Lounge lets Loop visitors "Drink Like a Local"

New events are always popping up after I’ve put the calendar to bed (that’s newspaper talk, son). If I can, I give ‘em some play. The Encore Lounge, next to the Hotel Allegro at 171 W. Randolph St., has a “Live Like a Local” program over the summer, featuring Chicago-based an other regional brews. Being... Read more »
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Tasting beers for Belgian Independence Day

Tasting beers for Belgian Independence Day
This year is probably the first time I knew that July 21 was Belgium’s Independence Day. I mostly note the day as the anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon (hey, I saw it live on TV, you have to watch a poor dub on YouTube). But anyway, like our own Independence, setting the... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago calendar, July 25 to 28

Monday, July 25 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. New Belgium Taste and Talk at Franklin Tap Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025 All day long we’ll be serving $4 pints of New Belgium’s beers, and have some of the New Belgium folks here to talk about the company, their core values and beliefs,... Read more »

Beeronaut Chicago weekend, July 22 to 24

Beeronaut Chicago weekend, July 22 to 24
It’s another light weekend for beer events, perhaps for the best considering the beastly weather. Friday, July 22 6:30 p.m. Wildfire-Lincolnshire Goose Island Beer Dinner Wildfire Lincolnshire, 235 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire, IL (847) 279-7900 Reception, 6:30 p.m., Dinner, 7:00 p.m. $45 (plus tax & gratuity). Reception: Belgian Style Ale Braised Mussels, oyster sauce on garlic... Read more »
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Beeronaut's Chicago events, July 18 to 21

Beeronaut's Chicago events, July 18 to 21
Monday, July 18 5:00 – 11:30 p.m. Saint Arnoldus Day: Drink Beer, Not Water Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Saint Arnoldus is known for saving many people in the 11th century by convincing them to drink beer in the place of water when the water was not safe to drink. To... Read more »

Did loss of beer help end Minnesota shutdown?

Did loss of beer help end Minnesota shutdown?
I have no evidence that the proposal announced tonight to end Minnesota’s government shutdown was prompted by the fear of running out of beer. But it’s nice to think about. Minnesota’s Democratic governor Mark Dayton and the state’s Republican legislators announced they had reached a deal tonight to fund the state’s government, which had been... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend, July 15 to 17

Beeronaut's Chicago weekend, July 15 to 17
Friday, July 15 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bastille Day activities at Chicago French Market. Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago The Chicago French Market, a year-round indoor marketplace in River West, has been celebrating Bastille Day (France’s Independence Day) since Wednesday, but the weekend brings some events of interest to our little sphere.... Read more »
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Is Goose-Bud planning an Area Code beer launch?

Is Goose-Bud planning an Area Code beer launch?
It took one week for this story to hit the mainstream after being broken by the industry newsletter Craft Business Daily on July 5. By Tuesday the 11th, the Chicago Tribune had run with the CBD’s report that Anheuser-Busch InBev had filed application for trademarks on 15 U.S. city Area codes. No, this isn’t like... Read more »
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