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Christmas and Holiday Beers with Anthony Norkus

Christmas and Holiday Beers with Anthony Norkus
With the time nigh for holiday feasts and beers to go with them, we look for ideas for beers to pair, or just to enjoy on a cold winter. So let’s dive into some suggestions. I got an chance to swap emails with Anthony Norkus, brand manager for local distributor Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. Disclosure:... Read more »

Beer ON the Grill: Marinated Chicken with Trumer Pils

Beer ON the Grill: Marinated Chicken with Trumer Pils
I got a little more grilling done this Memorial Day weekend, and once more I used the occasion to try out and talk about some beers that had been sent to me. This time the setup is a little different. The rep for Trumer Pils, the Austrian Pilsener brewer which supplies America from its New... Read more »

Sort of Live Blogging Super Bowl Sunday

I start my Big Game cooking with a pork loin prepared according to <a href="http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/12/03/recipe-best-pulled-pork-crock-pot/">this recipe</a>.
1:30 pm We have of course already been up since early this morning, taking turns shoveling, looking for where the Sunday paper might be buried, etc. Normally I have not cared about making elaborate plans for Super Bowl watching, especially since it involves two teams over 1,200 miles away. But my 14 year-old boy has... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, July 7-10

Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, July 7-10
Tuesday, July 8 6:00 pm ♦ Rock Bottom Summer Honey Ale Tapping Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339 Rock Bottom is releasing its popular Summer Honey Ale, a refreshing summer craft beer with a touch of honey – and a new pairing menu with items like Mango Chicken and... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 26-28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 26-28
So, what great Chicago craft beer specials will there be for the Pro Bowl? Um, not a lot. Friday, January 24 Half Acre Chocolate Camaro release Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4257 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 The roads are iced, but we’re still cracking the garage door and rolling out the straight... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 20-23

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 20-23
Monday, January 20 Surly Darkness Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168 My little bird says it will be here. Check for details. 4:00 pm – 2:00 am ♦ Dogfish Head Tap Takeover Part Deux Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795 Just in case you may have missed it the... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 25-28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 25-28
Yikes, it’s 10 pm Sunday as I start this. Well, I just had to put out my contest where you can win a VIP pass the Binny’s Lincoln Park’s Bourbon County Stout Black Friday, didn’t I? I’ll have other Black Friday goodies later, but let’s lead up to Black Wednesday for now. Besides, if you... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 11-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 11-14
I’m trying to make for having dropped off the face of the craft beer blogiverse. One thing I’ve learned, though, it that total strangers have joined my Twitter feed, and emailed, to ask what’s happened to the calendar feature? Well, among my long-range plans is to build the calendar link above this title into a... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 30-June 2

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 30-June 2

Update: I finally found the source of the cool Blackhawk logo above. It's a group of college students in Cleveland who are "recycling" beer packaging under the name Beer Boxing Designs. That link also includes an Etsy page with some of their work for sale!

And I totally neglected to add a listing for Saturday's Grayslake Craft Beer Festival. So catch up to the information in a new article here.


Got a ton of stuff to catch up to here. Some places I've seen, some beers I've drank, etc. But let's get into the swing by telling you about a few highlights, like beer tastings, dinners, and the big festival for this weekend:

Thursday, May. 30

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051 Goose Island Big John. 5:00 pm ♦ Duvel Art Glassware Giveaway at Monk's Pub Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Purchase a Duvel and Duvel Tripel Hop and take home the new Duvel art glass! While supplies last! 6:00 pm ♦ Samuel Adams Brewery Night World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399 WOB is having a Sam Adams Brewery Night with five of their delicious brews on draught and a rep. from the brewery on site to answer any questions you may have! Beers on draught: Belgian Session, 3rd Voyage, Dark Depths, Griffin's Bow, and White Water...
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights: Monday, May 20

Monday, May. 20 Tyanena Spotlight at World of Beer World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399 Join us for a Tyranena Spotlight. We will have 3 delicious brews on draught and a rep. from the brewery to answer any questions you may have. Beers on draught: Scurvey IPA, Rocky’s Revenge Bourbon Brown,... Read more »
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