Archive for March 2012

Beeronaut's half-a-weekend calendar, March 31 to April 1

So what’s happening with this column? Marvel Comics in the 1970s would often slip in a reprint, blaming the “Dreaded Deadline Doom.” I can’t very well repeat a calendar, so here’s a few highlights, while I try to deal with a very loaded schedule of my own. Saturday March 31 11:00 a.m. Meet and Greet... Read more »

Limestone Brewing closes for real this time, moving to Aurora

Limestone Brewing closes for real this time, moving to Aurora
After averting a shutdown this previous January, Limestone Brewing Co. has shut its doors in Plainfield, and announced they will open a new location in Aurora’s Fox Valley area. Limestone’s owners, Hospitality Development Group LLC, made the announcement on Saturday, March 24. “It has been a tremendous couple of years,” the announcement quotes General Manager... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago highlights for March 26 to 29

Beeronaut's Chicago highlights for March 26 to 29
Another “Lost Weekend” for me, and not the booze-soaked Ray Milland type, either. Let’s just try to catch up with our main beer events, and check the ChiTownOnTap calendar for details about beer dinners, etc. Monday, March 26 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dark Night with Dark Horse Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773)... Read more »
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Beeronaut Chicago weekend, March 23 to 25

Beeronaut Chicago weekend, March 23 to 25
Friday, March 23 SmallBar’s Friday Fish Fry SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 W. Fullerton, Chicago (773) 525-2727, SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division, Chicago (773) 772-2727. SmallBar has two special fish dishes available Fridays during Lent. Chef Justin White takes the “Friday Night Fish Fry” to whole new level with these hand-crafted plates. These special meals also include... Read more »

Old Chicago Beer Co. names Todd Britt as Brewmaster

Old Chicago Beer Co. names Todd Britt as Brewmaster
Old Chicago Beer Company*, the brewing operation spun off from the former Flatlander’s Restaurant & Brewery in Lincolnshire, has snagged a Goose Island alumnus as its new brewmaster. Owner Russ Sher made the announcement this morning in an e-mail to the Chicago Beer Society listserv: OLD CHICAGO BEER COMPANY is proud to announce the addition... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago Highlights, March 19-22

Beeronaut's Chicago Highlights, March 19-22
So you didn’t get a Dark Lord Day ticket, and you see them being offered for $250 and up on the legalized scalping sites. Well, there’s also a WhiskyFest Chicago this Saturday. That’s sold out, too, but somehow WhiskyFest is translating to some good beer events below: Monday, March 19 6:30 p.m. • Harvest Moon... Read more »
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Beeronaut's St. Patrick's Day weekend

Beeronaut's St. Patrick's Day weekend
Once again, we strive to bring you the most interesting Chicago craft beer events over this most beery of weekends. No fake “Chi-Rish” parties, no beer dyed green, I even had to excise some events that had little more than Guinness specials. But there are a few, plus last-minute additions, that can be seen on... Read more »

Dark Lord Day tickets on sale this Saturday!

From Three Floyds Brewing Co.’s  website, covering details for this Saturday’s Dark Lord Day ticket sales: Just to reiterate for Saturday.  Tickets go on sale at noon http://darklordday.tickets.musictoday.com $15/ticket.  Each ticket gets you in the door, and guarantees you the bottle allotment. You can purchase up to two tickets, but the allotment is always per person.  You... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago highlights, March 12 to 15

Beeronaut's Chicago highlights, March 12 to 15
So sorry about the extended absence. Had a family visit that involved kids getting sick and staying a few extra days in Iowa. So I just had to skip the whole week and pick up at this point. And there are a lot of events in the lead up to St. Patrick’s Day. These are... Read more »
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We are away from town for a while

A weekend at the parents’ house has turned out to run longer than we expected. I have just enough time to post this from the local public library and say I may be back in a day or two. Updates will continue at that time. In the meantime, you can follow updates at Chitownontap.com.
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