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Beer News: Dark Lord Day Tickets, Haymarket's New Brewery

Beer News: Dark Lord Day Tickets, Haymarket's New Brewery
Hope you weren’t planning to use the internet much Saturday at noon. Because it’s likely to be a bit crowded. Three Floyds Brewery has announced that tickets for its annual Dark Lord Day beer sale/festival will go on sale Saturday, March 14 at 12 noon, Central Daylight Time. Tickets will be sold through the ETix... Read more »

Upcoming Chicago Beer Events in 2015

Upcoming Chicago Beer Events in 2015
Here we re at the start of a new year. With more and more brewers opening, expanding, and whatnot, and more craft beer festivals being put on, I am going to try and run down some of the things we can look forward to. I have previewed some of this info in my Twitter chat... Read more »

Highlights of 2014 in Chicago Craft Beer

Highlights of 2014 in Chicago Craft Beer
Since I have a bit of a weekend with no listing, following the rush of Christmas and New Year’s events, I thought I’d try to summarize a few things about 2014. More new beer! The most astonishing thing about the year just passed is how many new beer brewing establishments have opened in our area... Read more »
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Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse

Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse
Back in October, I was among this town’s beer writers who got the privilege of touring Goose Island’s new barrel warehouse at 603 N. Sacramento. I also got, of course, a taste of the 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout and its variants. I’d like to say I held off on offering you this description to... Read more »

Midwest Winners at the Great American Beer Festival

Midwest Winners at the Great American Beer Festival
Another year, another great American Beer Festival has passed into the books. The three-day festival in Denver, CO included a beer judging competition of 5,507 entries, from 1,309 American breweries. After the judging, 268 medals were awarded in 90 different categories. You can download a PDF of the winning medalists, click to a searchable database... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Sept. 26-28, plus Goose Island Wrigleyville Closing!

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Sept. 26-28, plus Goose Island Wrigleyville Closing!
As you may have heard, John Hall, founder of the Goose Island beer Company, has announced that he will be closing the Goose Island Wrigleyville brewpub on Sept. 30. A post to the Goose Island Clybourn Facebook page read: After 15 years, Goose Island Wrigleyville will be closing on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. We have... Read more »
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Two Brothers Adds Wobble IPA to its Year-Round Lineup

Two Brothers Adds Wobble IPA to its Year-Round Lineup
This week, Two Brothers Brewing Company will launch the first new beer in its regular lineup in eight years. Wobble India Pale Ale is having its preview tapping Tuesday at The Bar on Buena (910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago). The official release celebration kicks off a month-long celebration at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville, starting... Read more »

CANCELLED: Chicago Ale Fest at Grant Park

CANCELLED: Chicago Ale Fest at Grant Park
I had thought I could dash this off this afternoon from my new Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook toy, but the login dialog was being fussy. So now here’s the story. Those of you who have bought tickets for the Chicago Ale Fest, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 & 20, should by now have... Read more »

BACtrack Vio: A Keychain-sized Breathalyzer

BACtrack Vio: A Keychain-sized Breathalyzer
Here’s some info from a news release about the smallest iteration of the personal breathalyzer. I figure this is worth the interest of people like us who enjoy beer often. BACtrack, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers, introduced its newest smartphone breathalyzer, BACtrack Vio™, available at retail as of July 15. This new breathalyzer... Read more »
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LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station

LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station
More breaking: Six weeks after this announcement was made, Todd posted to his Facebook page that plans for his involvement in the brewery fell through, and he is returning to California to resume production duties at FiftyFifty. It was a great idea while it lasted. “Breaking!” That’s the modern-day equivalent of “Stop the Presses!” And... Read more »
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