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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 23-25

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 23-25
We are less than two months away from the total solar eclipse, coming Monday, August 21 through southern Illinois. I'm working on a sort of travel guide to craft beer brewpubs and tasting rooms in that area. Only trouble is, most are regularly closed on Mondays. So I'll have emails out to learn about any special events between St. Louis and Paducah...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 19–22

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 19–22
This week will bring the Solstice; the longest daytime of the year. Perfect time to have a few more...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 16–18

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 16–18
As mentioned earlier this week, Short Fuse Brewing is opening its taproom in Schiller Park. And we plenty of small events, including beer at the Lincoln Park Zoo, cruises, and, oh, yes; Father's Day...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 12-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 12-15
This week lets off after a very busy weekend. We do have a new brewer opening up this coming weekend: Short Fuse Brewing Co. is having its grand opening this Friday at 4 pm: 5000 N. River Rd., Schiller Park. They also have a softopening Thursday for friends and family, with music by Robbie Gold. The Trib's Josh Noel is breaking the lineup for this November's Bourbon County Brand Stout release already. Following a discussion of Goose island brewmaster Jared Jankoski, he reveals there will be seven different BCBS releases. Jankoski says they plan to overcome the problems with bacterial contamination they had in the 2015 releases by using fresh barrels, and by flash pasteurizing their bottles. (Chicago Tribune)...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 9–11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 9–11
Is this weekend going to be typical of the craft beer events available around Chicago all summer long? Could be! I count two "village" beer fest, five put on by brewers, and one offered by a bar. Plus more beer releases and things to do! Wednesday's Tribune has a Business article noting the current boom in brewery tap rooms, especially in our town. It includes a discussion about whether this is driving business away from local bars. (Chicago Tribune)...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 5–8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 5–8
I'm catching up a bit close to the end of the weekend, since I spent last night on a camping trip with son'o'mine. But I've got quite a few new beers for you to find, like the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, and the opening of Lo Rez' tap room...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 2–4

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 2–4
Friday, June 2 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, June 4

Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 30 - June 1

Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 30 - June 1
Following Chicago Craft Beer Week and the Memorial Day weekend, it looks like a quiet week here in Lake Woebegone. But now the summer beer festivals will be taking up our weekends, so check out the schedules often...

Chicago Craft Beer Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29

Chicago Craft Beer Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29
It seems there are not a lot of beer geek-type events over Memorial Day. It used to be because this was a day to go out of town, stay with family or visit with the departed. This year, the schedule is even more sparse because it comes right after a very busy Chicago Craft Beer Week. For Sunday and Monday especially, be sure to check with your usual establishments, since some may be closed in observance. Winchester Brewing, the homebrew store in Willow Springs, is closing its door after 15 months of operation. Owner Bob Winchester posted a notice on the store's website, describing difficulties in making future plans, which have included a possible brewery. At this time, Winchester suggests he will hope to reopen in a new location shortly...
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25

Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25
All too soon, Chicago Craft Beer Week is ending. I'm publishing this page early and continuing to fill in events. Hoping we can all catch a break and enjoy some cold ones at home or with comrades this upcoming Memorial Day weekend...
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