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Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 24–27

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 24–27
It's an unexpected week here in Chicago: the Bulls are still in the playoffs, the Blackhawks are out, and the baseball season is a long way from over. Still there will likely be more events added every day, so check back often...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 21–23

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 21–23
Ah, it seemed so simple. I'd post a picture involving the playoff-bound Bulls last weekend, and the Blackhawks this weekend, because I figured the Blackhawks would still still be in the hunt for Cup at this time. Well, who knows, stranger things than coming back from a 3-0 deficit have happaned...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 17–20

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 17–20
Just to let you know, updates will be pretty sparse this week. I'm rushing just to file an extension on my income taxes; and since you have to send your estimated amount with your extension, I'm trying to manage some last minute deductions. Too bad this beer blogging gig doesn't pay, yet. I could try to deduct every beer I review in this space. As it turns out, surgery was cancelled because they're "worried" about my EKG. But not worried enough to get me in to see the cardiologist right away, Ugh. Updates to come. I'm also checking into the hospital Tueday to have some a bit of me removed from my throat. Luckily, it's a bit that has nothing to do with my beer drinking ability. But while I have this article posted, I still will be populating it with events as I can...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 14–16

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 14–16
Check below for a growing list of favorite craft beer spots that are also having Easter brunch in Chicago! No sooner do we get through the opening home stands for Chicago's baseball teams, than we now have playoff specials to enjoy. Yup, both the Blackhawks and the Bulls are in the "real season," and you can catch some special events below, or just go to your favorite local and watch the playoffs there. Again, these events get announced last minute, so be sure to check back often...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 10-13
In case you haven't heard, it's the Chicago Cubs' home opener on Monday. There are surely more craft beer specials going on than I have listed here, and just not in Wrigleyville...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 7–9

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 7–9
Friday is one of the "made-up holidays" that actually has a basis in history. "National Beer Day" marks the date the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect; April 7, 1933. It was signed March 22 by President Franklin Roosevelt, and legalized the production, purchase and consumption of beer up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (more familiarly, 4.05% by volume). That is, in the states that also allowed it. And that wasn't the end of Prohibition; that was in December. But 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed on April 7 alone, and that makes it as good a reason to hoist one as any...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 3-6

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 3-6
After the many beer debuts of spring, we see a lightening of the "big" beer activity. But there are still a number of events to catch a good good beer at this week. As I post this, my Opening Day-related events are sparse, but I'm adding to this calendar as I learned about new ones. And I seem to have missed most of the usual beer-related April Fools news this time around. Perhaps because April 1 fell on a Saturday, outside the usual news cycle. I just couldn't find anything on a par with "Helium-Infised Beer" or "Instant Arrogant Bastard...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 31–April 2

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 31–April 2
We are close to Chicago's Opening Days (April 4 at home for the Sox, April 2 for the Cubs, then April 10 at home), with their attendant craft beer-centric celebrations. But meantime, it's Kentucky Breakfast Stout weekend! There's a Firkin Fest, and somebody mentioned Bacon (Fest)…...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 27–30

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 27–30
Spring is finally here, if the release of Bell's Oberon American wheat beer is any indication. But for those who still want a fresh taste of something dark and wintry, Piece has a barley wine release, and KBS arrives this coming weekend...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 24-26

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 24-26
This weekend sees the opening of yet another brewpub in Chicago. And tickets go on sale for Beer Under Glass at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The May 18th event marks the start of Chicago Craft Beer Week, which will run through May 25. Tickets are already on sale for Durty Nellie's 23rd Annual Spring Beer Fest, coming Saturday, May 6 at Durty Nellie's of Palatine. Over 30 brewers are already confirmed for sampling. Details and tickets at Ticketfly...
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