Archive for August 2013

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Beer Events

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Beer Events
Friday, Aug. 30 Beer Hates Astronauts Tapping at Half Acre Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4257 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Imagine a comic book. The kind with superheroes and punching and stuff. Now imagine that most of those superheroes are kind of total jerks. OK, now throw in felonious owls, spectral bovines,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 26-29

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 26-29
So much going on this week. Usually the lead-up to Labor Day gets busy, because most people go out of of town on the actual weekend. Monday, August 26 Burgers & Begyle at Troquet Troquet, 1834 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago (773) 334-5664 Troquet and Begyle Brewery announce a special Burger and Brew night, with a... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 23-25

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 23-25
Hey, friends. I’ve been posting last minute events on my Facebook Beer Fan Page, as many of you may already know. Well, I’ve only now learned I can give my page its own URL, so now instead of that long name with all the gobbledegook letters, you can just go to www.facebook.com/Beeronaut Friday, August 23... Read more »
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ReplicAle Project Encore this Wednesday

ReplicAle Project Encore this Wednesday
Dryhop Brewers will be hosting a Tap Takeover this Wednesday, August 21. The beers on hand will be six of the beers from the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild’s 2013 ReplicAle Project, which debuted last Saturday at the Oak Park Microbrew Review. ReplicAles have been popular with both the Illinois Guild and the Brewers Guild of... Read more »

Chicago's Craft Beer Events, August 19-22

Chicago's Craft Beer Events, August 19-22
As of this writing, I have only the two DESTIHL events I teased in my last article. But you’ll be busy the next day because it’s time to hunt down FoBAB tickets in the no doubt fewer than 30 seconds they’ll be available. Monday, Aug. 19 BrickStone Bottles Coming to Chicago Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 16-18

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 16-18
I got lots of response and retweetings to my article about DESTIHL debuting in Chicago. I said I’d have news of where they are debuting and I do have some events here. What with festivals this weekend and a busy week ahead, I’m back to the two-a-week format so I can run more DESTIHL events... Read more »
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DESTIHL Beers Finally Come to Chicago

DESTIHL Beers Finally Come to Chicago
What Illinois-based brewer has earned a disproportionate share of plaudits and medals? Pours at many local beerfests although it has no beer on Chicago shelves? And makes even die-hard Illini beer geeks admit a grudging respect for the home of Illinois State? You read the headline, of course. It’s the DESTIHL Brewery, the production arm... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 9-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 9-15
Have to dash this off before packing to join the kids at their Grandmom and Dad’s this weekend. But congratulations to Jared Rouben, former brewmaster at the Goose Island brewpubs, who has announced plans for his own brewery, Moody Tongues, in the Pilsen neighborhood, hopefully by the end of the year. Friday, Aug. 9 3:00... Read more »

Not Your Father's Root Beer Float Day

Not Your Father's Root Beer Float Day
So, today (August 6) was National Root Beer Float Day, as sponsored by A&W Restaurants because, well, just because. If you were near an A&W—and good luck with that in the Loop, where there’s a frickin’ McDonald’s on every block—you could have been treated to a free small float. If you missed it, I’m tagging... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 2-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 2-8
Through August 3 Beerapalooza at Franklin Tap Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025 From July 29 to August 3, Franklin Tap hosts “BEERAPALOOZA 2013,” featuring five Lolla-inspired brews, Lolla music from this year’s line-up and a tab discount for guests with tickets/wristbands. The Lolla-inspired craft beer lineup includes: DRAFT: Hopapalooza by Big Shouders,... Read more »
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