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Post 600: Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 17–19

Post 600: Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 17–19
Here for your beer loving pleasure since 2010! We’ve racked up 600 posts telling you about the great beers in Chicago’s booming craft brewing scene. Here are the highlights for this weekend! Friday, April 17 Saison Sombre Rum Barrel Aged Release Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL (630) 229-6030 This collaboration... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 13–16

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 13–16
Tax time again. Another reminder that I’ve yet to achieve my dream of being paid enough for writing about craft beer in Chicago that I can declare my beer as a business expense. But meantime, here is some tax relief, and a few ways to prepare for more Playoff action with Chicago teams! But, again,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 10–12

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 10–12
I had hoped we will see the start of a calm before upcoming Dark Lord Day-related events. We shall see. Friday-Saturday Imperial Oak Spring Break Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd, Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Forget MTV! Spring Break at IOB! On Fri 4/10 and Sat 4/11 we are celebrating island style with... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 6–9

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 6–9
It’s a week like any other week in the Chicago craft beer world: a brewer expands into our market while a new local brewer starts tapping. Monday, April 6 Middle Brow Farm Dinner Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie, Chicago 773-489-9554 We can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces behind glasses of Middle Brow... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 3–5

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 3–5
Still no fooling, I’m catching up again after working on my taxes. What I need, obviously, is a way to turn this little hobby into a paying job. Have a I mentioned lately that I have a reward for whomever helps me land a full-time job with bennies? A case of 2002 Bigfoot. Don’t like... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 30—April 2

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 30—April 2
While I am out with the kids and their grandparents, I can at least post my sketchy collection of beer events for this week, absent the usual bells and whistles of links and fancy formatting. Monday, March 30 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout Release Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago (773) 281-4989... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 27-30 PLUS KBS Monday!

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 27-30 PLUS KBS Monday!
Been under the weather this week, and I will be taking children for a Grandma/Grandpa fix this weekend, so this list is skimpy and we may not have an article for next week. But I do have some of the Monday release parties here for Kentucky Breakfast Stout, and will try to keep up the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 23–26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 23–26
Once again, rushing to press, with maybe a few events missed. But as you have no doubt surely heard by now, Goose Island‘s Wrigleyville brewpub will be reopening April 5 for the Cubs home opener. Seems the developer who was planning the raise the block for a cookie-cutter Cubbie fan entertainment complex decided to wait... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 20-22

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 20-22
Another abbreviated listing, owing mainly to my being not able to gather listings during my day job.  Seems they want me to do job work on their time. And I want to keep my job. Friday, March 20 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ♦ Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St.,... Read more »
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Discount Tix for HQ Beercade's Firkin Fest!

Discount Tix for HQ Beercade's Firkin Fest!
Not sure how this happens, but springtime seems to be firkin season. We’ve had Day of the Living Ales, and it seems more than a few elbow-bending spas announce an special “pin” of unfiltered, gravity-fed ale on the counter each week. So if cask is your thing, here’s your next thing (see what I did... Read more »
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