Archive for March 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 31-April 3

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 31-April 3
Monday, March 31 8:00 pm ♦ Hopped Up Broads: Ales vs. Lagers Sheffield’s, 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago (773) 281-1350 Sign up for the 2nd of our “Hopped Up Broads” classes in our Beer School Bar. This months class focuses on Ales V’s Lagers. 1 hour class includes Beer Education, Beer Tasting, 2 Draft Beers... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 28-30

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 28-30
My Google calendar (link above) seems to be working on some servers. You may want to check in to see if I have more info on the debut of Kentucky Breakfast Stout on April 1!. Friday, March 28 4:00 pm ♦ Lake Bluff Brewing Co’s 3rd Birthday Party! Lake Bluff Brewing Co., 16 E. Scranton... Read more »

Beer News: Half Acre expands, more Dark Lord tickets

A big bit of news on the local beer scene this week. Half Acre Beer Co. announced this week that they have purchased a building at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago, to serve as a second, much larger brewing space. Plans for the new space include a tap room with an opening set for... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 24–27

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 24–27
A lot going on, I know, but keep your palate clear: KBS comes to Chicago April 1. But this is the week for Oberon! Monday, March 24 4:00 pm ♦ Tapping at Tribes Alehouse, Mokena The Tribes Alehouse, 11220 W. Lincoln Hwy, Mokena, IL (815) 464-0248 Founders Backwoods Bastard: We all know Backwoods and are... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 21–23

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 21–23
Friday, March 21 Bell’s Firkin Friday Rockwood Tap House, 3131 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL 630-964-3131 Firkin Friday featuring Bell’s Hopslam. Also available will be Two Hearted, Kalamazoo Stout and Hopslam on draft. Come out and compare the difference between firkin and draft while watching your favorite college team in the tournament. The firkin will... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 18 - 20

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 18 - 20
You’d think that after the “Chi-Rish” around Wrigleyville and elsewhere got themselves humiliatingly drunk, there might be a respite this week. Nope. Now there’s March Madness to contend with, and more. Tuesday, March 18 Ticket Sales open for Durty Nellie’s 20th Anniversary Beer Fest Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL (847) 358-9150 Ticket... Read more »
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Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Craft Beer Events

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Craft Beer Events
Update: The site to buy your Dark Lord Day tickets is now up! In my rush to get this little listing out, I ended up skipping over a lot of events that had little to offer besides either green beer, or the current Trinity of Guinness-Smithwick’s-Harp. Don’t even get me started on “Irish Car Bombs.”... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 10–13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 10–13
Monday, March 10 6:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Sauce & Bread Kitchen Dinner Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4257 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 The Half Acre folk say: “If you’ve been to our store, you’ve probably seen that we are very fond of the sauces coming out the space that the CO-OP... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 7–9

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 7–9
You may have noticed that after providing some info about getting tickets for last Saturday’s Day/Night of the Living Ale, I kind of forgot to list in in last weekend’s calendar. I can only cross my fingers and say well, it weas sold out anyway. This year, balloting and judging changed to allow rewards for... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 3–6, and Mardi Gras

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 3–6, and Mardi Gras
Of course there were a lot of Fat Tuesday events at some of my regular beer joints. I tried to focus on the ones involving a beer special. Which usually means Abita. At least no one puts food coloring in it. Monday, March 3 Hofbräuhaus Seasonal Debut Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL (847)... Read more »
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