Archive for March 2013

Beeronaut Craft Beer Events, April 1-4

Beeronaut Craft Beer Events, April 1-4
I mentioned Kentucky Breakfast Stout a few times last week. Now it's starting to pour at more places in our town. First, a few of those group craft beer events:

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Beer events

There are still debut events for Brewery Ommegang's limited release of Iron Throne Belgian style, tied in to the HBO series Game of Thrones. "This blonde ale is brewed for the evil House Lannister with a hoppy bite on the finish...

Beeronaut Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 29-31

Beeronaut Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 29-31
Are you up for some Kentucky Breakfast Stout on tap? Are you up for an early-morning road trip? Friday, Mar. 29 3:00 – 5:00 pm ♦ Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210 Goose Island Matilda & Sofie. 4:00 – 6:00 pm ♦ Shiner Premium w/ the Gin Palace Jesters... Read more »

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

So it's been two months now since I posted this picture on my Facebook page. I had been pleased to find that the folks from Kona Brewing of Hawai'i wanted to get me to interview them when they introduced their beers to the Chicago area. Well, after many delays caused by various factors: so many more events for my calendar articles, hunting for jobs, trying to finish some homework, I have just now finally edited my interview and can happily present it here...

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Beeronaut's Craft Beer Events, March 25-28

Beeronaut's Craft Beer Events, March 25-28
Here are a few multi-bar events I’ve put up front: the release of Bell’s spring wheat beer, Oberon; and the debut of Brewery Ommegang’s Iron Throne beer, brewed as a tie-in to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series. There’s also a Samuel Smith Salute in there below. And Founders is releasing this year’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout... Read more »

Chef Cleetus Friedman now at Fountainhead

Chef Cleetus Friedman now at Fountainhead
This news has been well circulated in the craft beer community, and for good reason. First, to get this story off the ground sooner, let's just pass on the slightly abbreviated news release:
Fountainhead, a well-known craft beer and whiskey bar in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, is excited to announce the addition of Chef Cleetus Friedman as its new executive chef. In keeping with Chef Friedman's focus on seasonality, he will revamp the current menu to place more emphasis on local, sustainable food. Each menu item will be designed to complement the stellar craft beer, wine, whiskey and spirits selection at Fountainhead. Chef Friedman will revamp Fountainhead's various menus including: main floor, roof deck garden, brunch, and will aim to begin slowly rolling out these changes later this Spring. Chef Friedman will also focus on implementing other menu changes at a later date...

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 22-24

I said earlier, don’t despair that you missed out on Dark Lord Day or Stoutfest tickets. Plenty of big stouts pouring below, along with the coming of spring seasonals. Friday, Mar. 22 Half Acre Pony Pilsner Release Half Acre Beer Co., 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Pony is new to the scene, but... Read more »
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Craft Beer Review: Revolution 3rd Year Beer

Craft Beer Review: Revolution 3rd Year Beer
Confession time: I have a huge backlog of beers and notes that I keep intending to review, some of it locals that I bought myself, some nationally distributed brands that I promised a mention for. Let me try to break my writer’s block by writing up a beer that I just had not 30 minutes... Read more »

Beeronaut's Craft Beer Events, March 18-21

Beeronaut's Craft Beer Events, March 18-21
So you missed out on Stoutfest and couldn’t score tickets to Dark Lord Day. Look here, and look to the future. There seem to be more big stouts in smaller venues! Maybe I haven’t mentioned it much this year, but Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is wandering around this town’s taps right now! Monday, Mar. 18... Read more »

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Beer Events

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Beer Events
Too many ads going around claiming "When the river runs green, it's Miller Time." Since I will never lay claim to being "Chi-Rish," I'll instead point out some event where you'll find good beer. As in, not dyed green...
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Dark Lord Day Tickets on Sale this Sunday!

The folks at 3 Floyds have tantalized us with updated graphics and an announced date of Saturday, April 27, for Dark Lord Day. Now they’ve finally released information on when tickets will go on sale. Admission tickets for your allotment of Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout will go on sale during St. Patrick’s Day for... Read more »
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