Archive for April 2012

Revolution's Grand Opening tickets on sale Friday

Revolution Brewing has announced that they will be selling tickets starting at noon, Friday April 27 for the Grand Opening of their new production brewery. That event takes place May 25th, at 5 to 10 pm, at their new facility, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. This expansion comes just two years after Revolution opened its... Read more »

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft beer calendar is moving

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft beer calendar is moving
This is a change I’d planned for a while now, but circumstances at home have forced to do it now. My twice-a-week calendar listings for craft beer events will now reside on the calendar section of the chitownontap blog. I’ve had to make this move for a couple of reasons. First is because since I... Read more »

Sampling the beers of Sixpoint Brewery

Sampling the beers of Sixpoint Brewery
Earlier this week I passed along the info about the Chicago debut of Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery. They are having a major rollout in bars and stores across the area. I was able to drop in on Standard Market in Westmont, where I had a chance to sample all of Sixpoint’s regular canned offerings. On the... Read more »

New Chicago Beer leaving The Plant, seeks new home

For over a year, the startup New Chicago Beer Co.’s identity has been tied in to its location at The Plant, a former meat processing facility in the back of the Yards neighborhood being repurposed into a “vertical farm.” Today it’s been learned that while New Chicago is still building its brewery, it won’t be... Read more »

Sixpoint Brewery hosts Chicago debut events this week

Sixpoint Brewery hosts Chicago debut events this week
Sixpoint Brewery is making a big entrance this week into the Chicago market. This Brooklyn, NY, brewer has lined up a series of debut events not seen since, perhaps, the coming of Stone to the Chicago market two years ago. The craft brewery was founded in 2004 as Sixpoint Craft Ales, a microbrewery with a... Read more »

Beeronaut weekend highlights, April 13 to 15

After a big news week, it’s time to get back to the simple pleasures of finding a good beer in this town. Friday, April 13 Sox Opening Day at Haymarket Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700 Bring your opening day ticket stub for a $9 burger & pint. 6:00 p.m.... Read more »

Hey, Win This! Spring Newcastle Merchandise Giveaway (REVISED)

Great jumping hop bines! In writing up this article, I totally neglected to provide the way to win this stuff! Wondering why I didn’t get many entries! So here it is: just like last time, all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this article with a working email address. You... Read more »

BREAKING: Lagunitas to build new brewery in Chicago

BREAKING: Lagunitas to build new brewery in Chicago
UPDATE: ChitownOnTap has an interview with Lagunitas Owner Tony Magee about the Chicago brewery plans...

Beeronaut's Chicago events, April 9 to 12

Monday, April 9 Gluten Free Feature Night Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204 Celiac disease affects one out of every 133 people. It is estimated that 97% of individuals with celiac disease are never diagnosed. In patients with celiac disease, the small intestine is damaged and it is unable to absorb specific nutrients.... Read more »

Beeronaut Easter Weekend events

Nope, there’s nothing scheduled for the actual Easter Day. Go and enjoy your Easter dinner with something that has been brewed by monks for centuries… Friday, April 6 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sinner or Saint: Temptingly Rare Beers on Tap! The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701 What better to tempt you... Read more »
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