Archive for September 2013

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 30-October 3

This week sees the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, a weeklong experience in Food, Film, Music, Books & Beer, brought to us by one of our favorite things about Brooklyn, after “Welcome Back Kotter.” Check the link in this graf for more events than I had room for here. The Brooklyn Brewery MASH – Stop Motion Tour... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29
Friday, September 27 Double Daisy Cutter and Lager Town Release at Half Acre Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 We’re rolling out two bottled beers. Grab your hoodie, buckle up and get the details below. DOUBLE DAISY CUTTER: 8% ABV riddled with four succulent hop varieties & four stiff... Read more »

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease
After reports back in June that the original Goose island brewpub on N. Clybourn Ave. might lose its lease, it now seems that GI and its landlord have struck a new deal. An article posted Monday in Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily  says CRM Properties Group Ltd. has reached an agreement on a new 10-year lease for... Read more »
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Scotland's Brew Dogs Invade America for TV Series

Scotland's Brew Dogs Invade America for TV Series
Another “extreme brewery” will test the waters of the “reality TV” genre starting this week. Master brewers James Watt and Martin Dickie, principals of BrewDog in Ellon, near Aberdeen, Scotland, have shot seven episodes of a documentary series, Brew Dogs, which premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. (Central) on the new Esquire Network. In each... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 23-26
Frankly, I’m noticing a lot more events that have Revolution Brewing behind them, including many fundraisers at their brewpub and the brewery’s tap room. Looks like they’re the ones who are successfully working the social side of our town’s craft beer explosion. But a lot of our new brewers will already be planning to expand... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events: September 20-22

I am quite swamped with the start of “official” Oktoberfest events this weekend, and I just now found out about a little sausage-fest right downtown. Now through Friday, September 20 10:00 am – 8:00 pm ♦ Chicago Wurst Festival Daley Plaza, 118 N. Clark St., Chicago Chicago’s Wurst Festival is a culinary celebration of local and... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 16-19

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 16-19
This list is starting to get longer, but watch for the upcoming weekend as Oktoberfest events get into high gear. Or check my custom calendar for advance events. Monday, September 16 7:00 pm ♦ Ayinger Beer Dinner Laschet’s Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago 773-478-7915 Join us for an Ayinger Beer Dinner. Five Courses... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 13-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 13-15
Friday, September 13 11:00 am – 9:00 pm ♦ 28th Annual Berghoff Chicago Oktoberfest John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St., Chicago Celebrate Berghoff’s Oktoberfest in Chicago, with traditional German musical performances by the Johnny Wagner Band and featured nightly shows with Chicago’s favorite bands. Free daily admission. 3:00 pm ♦ Second Annual “F***in’ Catalina Wine... Read more »

Indiana's Upland Brewing Expands into Chicago

Indiana's Upland Brewing Expands into Chicago
Once again, I want to use this platform to deliver a personal note: You may or may not know that your Beeronaut was a Jeopardy! five-time winner and a semi-finalist in the 1989 Tournament of Champions. You will be hearing that for Jeopardy’s 30th anniversary season starting September 16, they will be hosting a “Decades... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 9-12

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 9-12
This week is making up for last week’s light schedule, and there are still Oktoberfests coming up! In fact, there’s a pretty big list of Oktoberfests at Carole Brewer’s (how appropo!) Show Me Chicago page, so I’m linking to it here! Monday, September 9 Founders Night with KBS at Scofflaw Scofflaw, 3201 W. Armitage Ave.,... Read more »