Archive for April 2014

Ticket giveaway for Saturday's Fadó Craft Beer Fest

Ticket giveaway for Saturday's Fadó Craft Beer Fest
Update: Congratulations to Linda Sasenick, whose name I picked at random as the winner of the two tickets! Linda, please hit the “E-mail” link above so I can send your contact info to the folks at Fadó. Meanwhile, tickets are still available at the Eventbrite link below. Also, I had some people try to enter the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 28–May 1

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 28–May 1
Monday, April 28 7:00 pm ♦ Craft Beer Revolution Discussion Howells & Hood, 435 N Michigan Ave., Chicago (312) 262-5310 Howells & Hood is proud to host the “Craft Beer Revolution” panel. Hear from Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy, as he looks back with his fellow craft beer brewers including Michael Kiser (of Good Beer... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 25-27

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 25-27
First, apologies to anyone who went to the debut event for Forbidden Root at the Lincoln Park Conservatory this week. I had it listed as a public event when it was by invitation only. All my bad. Now, there was something else going on this weekend, but what’s there that’s NOT sold out? Friday-Saturday, April... Read more »
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Free tickets for Chouffe Fest Chicago, May 1

Free tickets for Chouffe Fest Chicago, May 1
So now that spring is finally, irrevocably (probably) here, it’s time to get a few of you out to some beer fests! Here’s a new event in town that I have a pair for: Chouffe Fest 2014 is a traveling festival celebrating the Belgian beers of Brasserie d’Achouffe (named for its home town of Achouffe,... Read more »

Lagunitas Brewery Now Operating in Chicago

Y’know, I find I still get a lot of linkage for stories where I’m just passing along news that has been better reported, so here you go: Friday April 18 marked the opening of Lagunitas Brewery’s Chicago operation, as the first bottles of Lagunitas IPA rolled off the line. The brewery, founded in Pataluma, Califorrnia,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 21-24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 21-24
My apologies for skipping the calendar for last weekend. I was until 2 am most of last week banging out my paper of Beer Culture for the PCA/ACA conference at the Marriott Mag Mile. I was up in a room filled to capacity (50 people) from 3 – 8 pm. The brewers from BrickStone were... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 14–17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 14–17
I just put in events I already had, or that have been sent to me, while still writing that paper I need to present! Monday, April 14 Haymarket Brewer’s Dinner Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St, Chicago (312) 638-0700 Join us as Chef McCoy re-invents classic fast food favorites into an upscale format.... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 11-13
Congratulations to Hailstorm Brewing, which secured its last piece of legal paper! Their tasting room is now open at 8060 186th St.,Tinley Park! All Weekend Long: Last Call at Mickey’s Finn’s old location! Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL  847-362-6688 Lake County’s oldest brewery is about to become its newest! It’s been... Read more »

I'm Bringing Beer and Culture Together!

I'm Bringing Beer and Culture Together!
On April 16-19, scholars from around the world will converge on Chicago’s Marriott Magnificent Mile for the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association’s annual conference. Over 2,500 academic papers will be presented analyzing all aspects of mainstream culture: popular music, movies, TV shows, genre fiction. Yes, that’s right, this is the kind of conference which... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events–April 7-10

Chicago Craft Beer Events–April 7-10
Monday, April 7 5:00 – 10:00 pm ♦ Pints for Pets at Jerry’s Jerry’s – Andersonville, 5419 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 796-3777 Jerry’s Andersonville is having a fundraiser to help out the folks at Famous Fido’s Pet Rescue. Famous Fido seeks to make Chicago a No Kill city where every adoptable companion can find... Read more »
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