Monday, June 24 6:00 – 9:00 pm ♦ Off Color Debut Tapping Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Chicago (773) 334-9851 aka “Fine… I guess we’ll sell some of our Beer” We couldn’t be withholding forever! Come celebrate Off Color Brewing’s first tapping event at one of the premiere bars in the world, Hopleaf. Off Color... Read more »
I had this ready to post, then got sidetracked by the big question about whether the Goose Island brewpub was about to close. A lot to get to this weekend. If you can’t find a good beer, it’s your own fault. June 21 – 30 Stone’s Most Bitter Bar Challenge Do you worship the glory... Read more »
BREAKING UPDATES There’s yet another dust-up in the local craft beer scene: Reports are going around that Goose Island‘s brewpub at 1800 N. Clybourn Avenue is in danger of closing over yet another dispute with their landlord. At 11:00 a.m. Thursday, this post appeared on the Goose Island Clybourn Facebook page: “Hey everyone, we’ve had... Read more »
I took yet another little stroll out to the Beer Bistro after work on June 6. My last visit there was last August, to be among the first to try the new Hopothesis IPA. And once again I’m headed there to meet the brewer of a new beer, making its world-wide debut. Big Shoulders has... Read more »
Monday, Jun. 17 Stone RuinTen Debut Binny’s Beverage Depot, all locations. “Stone’s 10th Anniversary Ruination IPA was so popular when it debuted last summer that it sold out in a matter of days. The brewery listened to the thirsty hopheads everywhere and is bringing it back as an annual release. Stone RuinTEN IPA launches nationally... Read more »
Brixie’s is on it’s second 2 a.m. tapping this weekend. Technically, it’s on Sunday morning, but I’m listing it as Saturday night. Father’s Day? We’ve got it covered. Friday, June 14 Crown Brewing’s Birthday Party Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St., Crown Point, IN (219) 663-4545 Join us on June 14th to celebrate 5 years... Read more »
Monday, June 10 6:30 – 9:30 pm ♦ Boulevard Beer Dinner Wildfire Oak Brook, 232 Oakbrook Ctr, Oak Brook, IL (630) 586-9000 Join us for a five course custom menu of food and craft beer pairings, featuring Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, the Midwest’s home for fine ales and lagers since 1989. Guest speaker... Read more »
Friday, June 7 4:00 – 6:30 pm ♦ Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210 Clown Shoes & 3 Heads Brewing 6:00 pm ♦ Friday High Gravity Series Tappings at Brixie’s Brixie’s Beer Bar, 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Big Beer for the... Read more »
I have a whole case worth of beers I want to talk about, so let’s crack the top on this one. I do two kinds of beer reviews: the local ones that I seek out and buy for myself, and the more wide-ranging brands that the promo folks send for my consideration. Just like screeners... Read more »
Chicago's already bustling brewing scene gets a little busier this weekend as DryHop Brewers
hold its first "Growler Saturday" on June 8, 1:00 to 3:00 pm at its East Lakeview location, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago (773-857-3155). The public will be able to see the brewery, and sample DryHop’s first two beers: Shark Meets Hipster
, and Batch 001
, on tap or to-go in 64-oz. growlers for $10 (includes the glass growler and fill).
The official opening for the brewery and kitchen is Thursday, June 13...