Archive for January 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Super Bowl Weekend Events

Chicago Craft Beer Super Bowl Weekend Events
So, remember “Bud Bowl?” The early CGI commercials where bottles of Budweiser mixed it up during the Super Bowl. I see this year, their commercials won’t even show the beer, just horses and puppies. But I have a couple of better matchups for you below: Friday, January 31 Bell’s and the Blues Blues Bar BBQ... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 27-30

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 27-30
Finally, back to a full schedule of Chicago craft beer goodness. Monday, January 27 6:00 pm ♦ “Beer Hunter” Screening at The Gage The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago 312-372-4243 The Gage is honored to host the Chicago premiere of “The Beer Hunter”, a documentary about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist... Read more »

Baderbräu Releases Red Velvet Bock

Baderbräu Releases Red Velvet Bock
I am passing along this news release since it was sent to me, after all. And it talks up a new beer that’s on shelves; if not now, then soon. Baderbräu, the craft beer that was popular in Chicago in the late 80’s and 90’s and recently returned to the market, announces today that it... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 26-28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 26-28
So, what great Chicago craft beer specials will there be for the Pro Bowl? Um, not a lot. Friday, January 24 Half Acre Chocolate Camaro release Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4257 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 The roads are iced, but we’re still cracking the garage door and rolling out the straight... Read more »

Craft Beer Review: Urban Legend's beers and taproom

Craft Beer Review: Urban Legend's beers and taproom
Sunday was one of those rare occasions when I actually get out to visit an establishment and try some new beers. So I’m writing it up as soon as I can. Urban Legend Brewing Co. is a recently opened production brewery at 1115 Zygmunt Circle in the western suburb of Westmont (take that one to the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 20-23

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 20-23
Monday, January 20 Surly Darkness Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168 My little bird says it will be here. Check for details. 4:00 pm – 2:00 am ♦ Dogfish Head Tap Takeover Part Deux Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795 Just in case you may have missed it the... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 17-19

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 17-19
After the doldrums of the post holiday seasons, and now that we face a prospect of a Super Bowl we could care less about, the beer events are starting to build momentum again. Friday, January 17 Navaja Release at Half Acre Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4257 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Some... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 13-16

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 13-16
Monday, January 13 7:30 – 8:30 pm ♦ 3 Blackhawks! 2 Nights! RAM Restaurant & Brewery, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL (847) 520-1222 Tonight and again on January 15, Jamal Mayers, Kris Versteeg, and Antti Raanta of the Chicago Blackhawks are signing autographs for $25 – $30. Proceeds benefit Onward Neighborhood House. Tuesday, January... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 10-12

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 10-12
First off, congratulations to Frank Thomas, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot. I understand he will be entering as a White Sox, the team that got him a World Series ring. Greg Maddux will do the same in his Braves uniform, with teammate Tom Glavine. Last April... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 6-9

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 6-9
At last a few more craft beer events are trickling in. If you think this bone-chilling week’s weather might keep you home, remember that allegedly Russian proverb: “The church is near but the road is icy, the bar is far away but I will walk carefully” And here’s a not about a beer and soup... Read more »
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