Category: Beer Calendar

Craft beer-focused events in and around Chicago. If you don't see yours, let me know!

Chicago Festival of Barrel Aged Beer Weekend, November 16-18

Chicago Festival of Barrel Aged Beer Weekend, November 16-18
I have definitely got-ta, got-ta get ahead of my schedule because there are events pouring in around this weekend’s FoBAB, and the Black Wednesday/Friday launch for Bourbon County Stout. So believe me when I say, you need to check back in, because I am adding more events every day. And even if you can’t get... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 12-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 12-15
There are still more Veterans Day events for the Monday observance this week. Also more Bourbon County and Festival of Barrel Aged Beer previews...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 9-11
It’s another weekend with so much going on. We have a lead-in to next weekend’s Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, previews for the Bourbon County Stout Black Wednesday/Friday release, and other wintry big beers. I’m finding some places offering specials to veterans for Veterans Day, either Sunday the 11th, or the Monday holiday following. I will... Read more »
Advertisement:

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 5-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 5-8
Hey, did you enjoy that extra hour of drinking or sleeping with the bounce back to Standard Time? Good. Some bars have thought to offer specials on Election Day for people with their "I Voted" stickers, but they were informed that they can't have specials or give away beer for that kind of incentive. Still, be sure to get out there and vote. Meantime, we have the parade of imperial stout releases leading up to Black Friday, and even more events around the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer, coming up November 16 & 17 (some tickets are still available)...

Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, November 2-4

Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, November 2-4
The end of Halloween marks the start of big beer season! We are seeing previews and food collaborations with Bourbon County Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout (with Kentucky Breakfast Stout tagging close behind), Surly Darkness, and a day for barrel-aged and sour beers. We also have tappings for the Mr. IPA-Nut beer, and Church Street’s hemp... Read more »

Halloween Beer Events in Chicago, October 29 - November 1

Halloween Beer Events in Chicago, October 29 - November 1
It turned out that the weekend before Halloween has had more going on than Halloween itself. Coming as it does in the middle of the week...
Advertisement:

Halloween Weekend with Craft Beer, October 26-28

Halloween Weekend with Craft Beer, October 26-28
It’s another busy Halloween weekend. I will try to push the following calendar for the week with Halloween itself a little earlier. I am having issues (enumerated below) that keep me from having access to all the events I’ve saved, so keep watching here for updates. And by now you’ve surely heard about Noon Whistle... Read more »

Chicago Beer Events, October 22-26

Chicago Beer Events, October 22-26
indexLast time out, we reported on the apparent demise of All About Beer magazine, just shy of its 40th anniversary. But we can also note that the Homebrewer's Association's magazine, Zymurgy, has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and is still going...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 19-21

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 19-21
Another pioneer in the craft beer world has gone the way of all… periodicals. All About Beer magazine started in 1979, three months before Sierra Nevada Brewing got off the ground. After nearly 40 years, it’s closing up shop. The magazine had earlier absorbed Draft magazine, but, according to sources, suffered from financial mismanagement. It offered many... Read more »
Advertisement:

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 15-18

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 15-18
Josh Noel reports that Burnt City Brewing is planning to close its brewpub on Lincoln Ave., and its production brewery at the former Jay's Potato Chip plant on the South Side. Their plan is to consolidate at an 18,000 square foot space at 417 N. Ashland Ave. Burnt City, which started life as Atlas Brewing in 2012, is quitting the battle for shelf space in stores across the region. Co-founder Steve Soble cited the many breweries trying to become regional or national brewers, while being pushed by the "crafty" brands owned by Anheuser Busch-InBev. The upcoming Burnt City would top off at 5,000 barrels per years, serving from "pour-your-own" taps, and become part of West Town's "Chicago Brewing District," anchored by Goose Island. (Chicago Tribune)...
  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Meet The Blogger

    Mark McDermott

    Writer, trivia maven, fan of many things. I thought to learn all there is to know about beer as a way to stay interested in learning. It is my pleasure to bring Chicago's craft beer scene to you.

  • More Events, blogs and podcasts

    I've been named one of the Top Chicago-based Bloggers to Follow by Flipkey.com, the vacation rental division of TripAdvisor.com!


  • Recent posts

  • Categories

  • Tags

  • View my food journey on Zomato!
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: