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

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 18-20

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 18-20
What's up in Chicago beer this weekend? For starters, it's a tenth anniversary for Metropolitan! We have 4th anniversary weekends at Noon Whistle and Empirical. Revolution's Deep Wood series finally released at Revolution. Brew fests from South Bend to Michigan City to Rockford. And there's a brewery tour of the fundraising Resilience IPA. And a cider cocktail competition. And by the way, Three Floyds has announced that tickets for Dark Lord Day will be going on sale Saturday, March 23rd at noon. Dark Lord Day itself will be Saturday, May 18. Adjust schedules accordingly...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14-17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14-17
What's up in beer this week? Bell's Hopslam pours into Chicago, for one. Revolution drops the last of its Deep Woods series. And look for some Aleman and Odell events as well...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 11-13
So there is no more Bears playoff football. But this weekend, all of you who claimed you could have made an "easy" 43-yard field goal will have a chance to put your foot where your mouth is at the Goose island Taproom. Read on… Yes, and Haymarket Pub & Brewery is celebrating its 8th "Birthday," which has including some special barrel-aged releases leading up to Saturday's party...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 7-10

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January  7-10
Haymarket counts down by the barrel, firkins at Skeleton Key, The Beer Cellar turns 5, Southern Grist beers hail from Nashville...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 4-6

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 4-6
I am now plugging in announcements for watch parties for the Bears' first playoff game since 2010. Now, I have joined in with the joking reference to the "Fog Bowl" of 1988, but it may be worth noting that the Bear have met the Eagles in the playoffs three times: in 1979, 1988 and 2002, and the Fog Bowl is the only playoff win they had against the Eagles. Anyway, some more beer specials during the game (starting at 3:40 at Soldier Field) will certainly be announced later, so keep checking back...

Chicago New Year's Week in Beer, January 1-3

Chicago New Year's Week in Beer, January 1-3
I'm watching the Bears game as I write this, and it looks like there won't be a first-round bye in the playoffs. I will keep updating my calendar once beer establishments know when the playoffs begin. (UPDATE: Surely you haven't read it here first, but even so, the Bears take on the Eagles at 3:40 pm next Sunday! Hoping we don't repeat the Fog Bowl). Meantime, we have brunch and recovery for New Years Day, and the Blackhawks' outdoor Winter Classic match…...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 28-30

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 28-30
I have been plugging away at finding New Year’s Eve parties at places known for good beer. If you haven’t made your plans yet, be sure to check my article for the latest addition. I still have a few events this weekend featuring Resilience, the nationwide collaboration IPA originating with Sierra Nevada as a relief... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Christmas Week, December 24-27

Chicago Craft Beer Christmas Week, December 24-27
The schedule has finally lightened up for me, and for you. Most places will be closed Christmas, but there is always an exception. I am still finding New Year's Eve parties, though, so drop in on this article for the latest. And in the meantime, have a happy Christmas...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 21-23

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 21-23
I have been plugging away at finding New Year’s Eve parties at places known for good beer. If you haven’t made your plans yet, be sure to check my article for the latest addition. I will also try to update with each establishment that announces a tapping for Resilience, the nationwide collaboration IPA originating with Sierra... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 17-20

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 17-20
This week brings up more Christmas beers and plenty of big imperial stouts: Big Hugs, still more Bourbon County, Toppling Goliath's Monrin' Delight, plus holiday movies and ugly sweater parties. I've been poking around the coding of my little program to bring you fresh beer event news. I've been wanting to make lists that line up behind bullet point and make those bullets into my favorite emoticons. This alteration still has a few hiccups, like changing typefaces here and there, but I am at least happy to be figuring out what to kids these days call "coding...
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