Archive for September 2012

Mahoney's hosts Lager Jam II Saturday: I have 2 free tickets!

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille will welcome the second installment of "Lager Jam," a craft beer and sausage sampling fest, produced by the makers of Chicago’s annual “WingFest.” “Lager Jam II” takes place Saturday, September 29 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Mahoney’s, 551 N. Ogden Ave. in Chicago...

Saugatuck Brewing comes to Chicago this week

Saugatuck Brewing comes to Chicago this week
Again, I must tender apologies for letting this column slip behind. My major pursuit is to pursue a job, and a certificate in Internet Design (Ruby on Rails is proving more difficult than I thought). But I have some events I wanted to expose for your approval so long as do it relatively quickly. And a new brewer coming to Chicago is always worth noting.
Saugatuck Brewing Company of… not quite Saugatuck, but next-door Douglas, MI, has entered into a distribution agreement with Louis Glunz Beers, Inc. and will be offering product throughout metro Chicago beginning this month. This adds to the existing distribution of the full state of Michigan. To celebrate the launch, SBC will be hosting promotions and “tap takeovers” in various Chicago craft beer pubs during the week of Sept. 24. SBC recently underwent its third brewery expansion in less than 12 months, more than doubling their brewing capacity during this period...

White House beer recipes revealed

White House beer recipes revealed
After I had previously suggested that there was no requirement for the White House to "release" recipes for the President's favorite homebrewed beers, a few reversals hit me. First, in response to the online petition started on the whitehouse.gov web site requesting the recipes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Tweeted:
Got a Q today on @wethepeople petition asking us to share WH beer recipe: http://wh.gov/4y9b  If it reaches the threshold, we'll release it
That was on August 23. Then, on August 29, President Obama staged an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.com, where user silent1mezzo asked: "What's the recipe for the White House's beer?" The response: "It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty." Not surprisingly, Reddit's served overloaded during the session, but the transcript is available here...
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