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World of Beer Now Taking Beer Internship Applications

World of Beer Now Taking Beer Internship Applications
I am slipping this news release to you all because it does sound like an awesome opportunity. I have been invited to join the judging panel for the interviews on Saturday, but whether I show would be a last-minute decision. World of Beer Seeks Three for an Internship of a Lifetime To World of Beer... Read more »

Ya Gotta Be in it to "Win" It: Goose Island's lottery for Bourbon County Rare

Ya Gotta Be in it to "Win" It: Goose Island's lottery for Bourbon County Rare
Goose Island Beer Co. has joined in one of the more controversial practices involving special beer releases: they have instituted a lottery for the chance to buy a ticket for the chance to buy a rare beer. The beer in question is the 2015 Rare Bourbon County Stout, a batch of their Bourbon County Brand... Read more »

AleSmith Brewing comes to Chicago Market

AleSmith Brewing comes to Chicago Market
I am working at making more time for articles and announcements, so here is one. I will acknowledge that I am cutting and pasting from a news release, but that way I get the news in and leave open the chance to get informed when they start having events in our town: AleSmith Brewing Company,... Read more »
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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 »
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