It's time for "12 Beers of Christmas" promotions, and more strong dark beers for the holidays!
And by the way, we here at the ChicagoNow community are saying goodbye to Jimmy Greenfield, our Community Manager, which means—well, I'd say "boss" but that implies that this is a job, which it's not. But Jimmy has been the coordinator between somewhere around 1,500 bloggers and whatever part of the Tribune Co. or "tronc" manages this blog portal. Jimmy was with "CN" since it fired up in 2009. I joined in 2010 after disappointing performance with another, long-extinct blog portal, and Jimmy has been handy with advice and ideas, some of which I did not bother with: he suggested my Beer Events pages should just be of selected highlights, I went and worked out how to program it to be dynamic. And he's also encouraged us all in learning our way around WordPress as it was becoming the de facto standard in blogging and site-building. Adios, Jimmy!