Archive for May 2012

2 Brothers Hop Juice Fest is Friday & Saturday

2 Brothers Hop Juice Fest is Friday & Saturday
Your chances are dwindling to score tickets for Two Brothers Brewing Company’s 4th Annual Hop Juice Festival this weekend. The 4th annual event, which marks the release to Two Brothers’ Hop Juice Double India Pale Ale, has moved from the original Warrenville brewpub and will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at... Read more »

Recent Chicago brewer news

Recent Chicago brewer news
Here are some of the news items about local brewers that got pushed aside as I was trying to keep up with Chicago Craft Beer Week: Lagunitas The announcement in April that California brewer Lagunitas would build a 250-barrel expansion brewery in Chicago had prematurely assumed that a lease for the space was already signed.... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Sunday May 27

Finally, time to put this ten-day frolic away for another year. If I had stayed up late going to more of these events rather than writing about them, I'd be… well, a lot more tired.

Sunday, May 27

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Half Acre Beer Brunch SmallBar Division, 2049 W Division St, Chicago Close out Chicago Craft Beer Week in style with a Beer Bruch featuring one of Chicago's best breweries, Half Acre. Chef'll have four brunch specials paired with four great Half Acre beers. The brunch won't be coursed so you can mix and match and have fun with the menu. This event was one of our favorites during CCBW 2011. It did fill up so reservations are encouraged via our web site or via email on smallbar.chicago@gmail.com Featured beers: Meatwave, Chocolate Camaro, Ginger Twin, Baume. MENU available at the Facebook Event page. 2:00 - 9:30 p.m. Craft Crawl Roscoe to Lincoln Start at the Village Tap, 2055 W. Roscoe, Chicago This week felt like 10 days, so finish it off with a nice stroll through Roscoe Village and Lakeview. Start at Village Tap at 2:00, Four Moon at 3:30, Fizz at 5:00, Northdown Tap at 6:30, and end up at The Green Lady at 8:00. $15 per person registration. All proceeds go to Lakeview Pantry Food Bank. Sign up at any participating venue...
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Chicago Craft Beer Festival Highlights, Saturday May 26

Chicago Craft Beer Festival Highlights, Saturday May 26
I’ve finally gotten to one or two of the bars taking part in CCBW. Except for the Solemn Oath tapping at Bavarian Lodge, no real events, just a chance at a few nice beers. And now only two days left to get in on the fun. Find even more events at my ChiTownOnTap Calendar or... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Friday, May 25

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Friday, May 25
What I have realized is that when I pull listing from various calendar sites, they will sometimes list the event as ending at “11:45 pm”, or try to just give the start time, such as when a place opens. That means events like the one below, which “starts” at 11 a.m., is actually starting when... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Thursday May 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Thursday May 23
Remember my watchword: "Tastings" usually involve free samples of beer. Oh, and have I mentioned that Baderbräu is back? See the rest at my ChiTownonTap Calendar or at Chicago Craft Beer Week's schedule. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Baderbräu Returns! Launch Party Binnys South Loop, 1132 S Jefferson St, Chicago On the 10-year anniversary of its disappearance, Baderbräu Chicago Pilsener, Chicago’s landmark “first craft beer,” returns with its original recipe in time for CCBW. The team responsible for Baderbräu’s return, Baderbrau Brewing Company, has spent a two-year journey tracking down the original master brewer Douglas Babcock, rediscovering the original recipe and proprietary yeast strain, and working with brewing partner Argus Brewery to perfect the flavor–all to save this historic Chicago beer from being lost. Be there to experience the return of this landmark Chicago Pilsener at one of the four launch parties this week. Upcoming: Stocks & Blondes, and Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, Friday. And Hackney’s Printers Row on Saturday...
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Chicago Craft Beer Week highlight for Wednesday, May 23

Such a marathon event to keep up with. Remember, this is only skimming the surface. For more events, try the CCBW calendar, or my full calendar at Chitownontap.com Rare Beers: 5:00 p.m. Big Sky Night at Monk's Pub Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Monk’s Pub is proud to feature Big Sky Brewing Company during CCBW! Beers to be served on tap tonight include some rarities highlighted by the Onion's AV Club: Big Sky IPA in a Firkin, plus Five Valley Wheat Wine, and All Souls Belgo American Dark Tripel. Also tapping Moose Drool and Double IPA. 7:00 p.m. • Delicious Sixpoint beer Tasting at The Owl The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA Come on out to The Owl to get down on some Chicago Craft Beer Week action! We’ll be Pouring Sixpoint’s Bengali Tiger, Occupation Ale (Red ale), along with Cans of Crisp and Resin. Also featuring Harbinger Saison, recommended by the Onion's AV Club. $4 pours of the Bengali Tiger all during the week and a half long event.
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Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Tuesday May 22

Chicago Craft Beer Week highlights, Tuesday May 22
So did we all get past the NATO mess? Good. Here’s your reward. And there’s so much more than even this at my ChiTownonTap calendar and the CCBW website. Tuesday May 22, 2012 Rare Beers 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Brewers The Green Lady, 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights for Monday, May 21

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights for Monday, May 21
Once again, here’s my choice of event for Chicago Craft Beer Week. For a full list of daily specials, and other stuff, check my ChiTownOnTap calendar, or the Chicago Craft Beer Week site, Monday, May 21 New Chicago Brewers 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. ⊕ The Northdown gets Dryhoppped Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave.,... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Fest highlights, Sunday May 20

Chicago Craft Beer Fest highlights, Sunday May 20
Already I’m running behind. But I did get to the Solemn Oath debut at Bavarian Lodge as I write this evening. Once again, an hour or two at a great beer bar sampling some new, wonderful beers. Can’t get much better than this. Sunday, May 20 Local Brewer spotlight 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. • Metropolitan... Read more »
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