Archive for May 2014

Craft Beer Events, May 30-June 1, with Free Tickets!

Craft Beer Events, May 30-June 1, with Free Tickets!
Updated: Congratulations to Judy Milroy, winner of one pair of tickets to LagerJam IV at Mahoney’s this sunday. Thanks to all who entered, and you can still get a discount on advance tickets. Sunday, June 1 12:00 – 3:00 pm ♦ Lager Jam IV (with free and discount tickets)! Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, 551 N.... Read more »

Chicago Memorial Day and Weekday Craft Beer Events – May 25-29

Chicago Memorial Day and Weekday Craft Beer Events – May 25-29
There are still a few remnants of Chicago Craft Beer Week events, and a few Memorial Day pourings leading a slow week of recovery from all the foo-fa-ra. So I’m putting them all together here while waiting for those frickin’ meteors to show up. Sunday, May 25 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ♦ Half Acre... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights, Saturday May 24

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights, Saturday May 24
Oh, look. Here we are to the end of the madness that is CCBW. I’ll have a few “straggler” events that take place the rest of the memorial Day weekend, but I think you’ll want to catch up to those, too. Saturday, May 24 Baderbräu Beer Pairing Menu Farmhouse Chicago, 228 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Week & Other Events for Friday, May 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week & Other Events for Friday, May 23
I was utterly daunted by the task of keeping up with all, or even some, of the Chicago Craft Beer Week events out there. Partly because when I started doing this blog, I didn’t really have a job. Now I do, and it takes away from time to spend on this. That means I miss... Read more »

Chicago & CCBW Craft Beer Events, May 19-22

Chicago & CCBW Craft Beer Events, May 19-22
I thought I was going to keep updating the local brewer events for Chicago Craft Beer Week, but Friday night I was plumb exhausted and slept for ten hours. Saturday I was digging through old DVD backups to find the original files my old homebrew labels as requested by an author. So let’s start over... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 16-18

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 16-18
I was trying to keep picking worthy events for this listing, but the CCBW site wouldn’t let me open enough windows. But you can! I have a separate listing of events featuring local and smaller brewers that I am updating through the week, check it out here. Yes, I may be imcomplete as far as... Read more »
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Small Brewer Chicago Craft Beer Week Events

Small Brewer Chicago Craft Beer Week Events
Wednesday: Oops! I had a interview for an upcoming article, but hit the wrong button on my recorder. So I gotta write up my notes tonight while there’s still a piece of it in my head. Added a few more brewers, though! I have my usual crush of projects going on, as well as full-time... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 12-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 12-15
With Chicago Craft beer Week starting Thursday, I actually have to take a sort of break to work on other projects. But to any of our new, small local brewers, I would like to do an article organizing events by brewer so people can “pop the crown” on your beers. Meantime, a very up-to-date event... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 9-11
Kind of a lull in the days before Chicago Craft Beer Week. I will take it a bit easy as the CCBW site is much better at listing events than I am, But I would like to call out all the newer Chicago brewers to notify me of events where their beers will be poured.... Read more »
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Latest changes in Chicago's beer scene

Latest changes in Chicago's beer scene
Get out your scorecards, folks, we have a few name changes, splits, and even a merger. 51st Ward Beer Company This is a new venture started by Tim Hoerman, who had been brewer and co-founder at Westmont’s Urban Legend Brewing. There were apparently some conflicts about management, which led to some court filings, but an... Read more »
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