Archive for August 2014

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events

Chicago Labor Day Weekend Craft Beer Events
Yep, I am going to have go on a bit of a hiatus after this column. As I have hinted before, I have a lot of freelance work, some of which actually pays, and I have a proposal I need to put together for a book on beer and culture. But I do have a... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28
It’s pretty definite that after Labor Day, I will need to take a little hiatus from this column. The main reason being that I have an idea for a book about craft beer culture, I have an acquisitions editor who’s been waiting to see my proposal since April, and I have no time to do... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 22–24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 22–24
Just a word of warning, that after the Labor Day weekend, I may be going on another hiatus. Seems I suddenly have some freelance work lined up, and I promised someone a book proposal back in April that still needs to be written (guess what it’s about). Craft beer? Chicago? Friday, August 22 Buddy Brew... Read more »
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Chicago Craft beer Events, August 18–21

Chicago Craft beer Events, August 18–21
Be sure to check out my interview with Cleetus Friedman, Executive Chef at the beer-forwardFountainhead Restaurant, and of the soon-to-open Northman Cider Pub, the first of its kind in Chiago. Details are at Chicago Scene! Monday, August 18 Two Brothers & Oskar Blues Night at The Firkin Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168 Special... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 15–17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 15–17
Please check out my interview with Cleetus Friedman, Executive Chef at the beer-forwardFountainhead Restaurant, and of the soon-to-open Northman Cider Pub, the first of its kind in Chiago. Details are at Chicago Scene! Ticket Sales now open for Durty Nellie’s Fall Beer Fest Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL (847) 358-9150 Ticket Price: $38 at... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 11–14

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 11–14
Monday & Tuesday 7:00 pm ♦ Northman Cider Bar Pop-Up Sunday Dinner Club, 3361 N. Elston, Chicago The Northman, Chicago’s first bar dedicated to cider, is excited to give the public a preview at this special, two-night pop-up dinner event. On Monday, August 11 & Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m., executive chef Cleetus Friedman... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 8–10

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 8–10
I know. We’re home and Great Taste of the Midwest is pouring more beers than we can comfortably conceive of up in Madison. But here are some small and large consolations: Friday, August 8 12:00 pm ♦ Bitches Presents: The Baller Beer Bash Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578 Join... Read more »

Stone offers local collaboration as crowdfunding premium

Stone offers local collaboration as crowdfunding premium
Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co., made a stop at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora Monday, to announce another premium in Stone’s Indiegogo campaign. Stone recently announced it will be the first American craft brewery to own and operate a brewery in Europe. They are also about to make a decision on where they... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 4–7

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 4–7
A surprisingly busy week considering that we’re leading up to Great Taste of the Midwest this weekend. Your best bet for tickets right now is to have a friend in one of the homebrew clubs, like Chicago Beer Society. Or join a homebrew club. You don’t have to make beer to come and enjoy some.... Read more »
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