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 »
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 »
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
, 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 email@example.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...
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 »
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 »
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
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...
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
5:00 p.m. Big Sky Night at 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
, 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »