Because 'Uncategorized" is so gauche.
I have a little time now between long, long calendar articles about ICBW and Dark Lord Day to slip in a beer. It’s a special edition that I picked up in March, so I’d best write it up while it’s still available. Two Brothers Artisan Brewing celebrates their 22nd anniversary this year. Starting out as... Read more »
Hey, while we are offering our salaams to Burnt City, Bold Dog and Around the Bend for opening their new shared space, the District Brew Yards
, we should also note that Scallywag Brewing
has now opened at 41 Cass Ave. in Westmont. That's just north of the Metro tracks in downtown, and now give the BNSF line five
stops with brewers at them.
Meantime, there are some beer events centered around Chicago's Star Wars Celebration
, and Record Store Day
. Every event is made better with beer...
If you lose the battle, buy out the war. Belgian-owned brewer Anheuser-Busch buys out original Czech brewer for its claim to the “Budweiser” name.
Friends, I believe we have a winner for best new holiday glug. California based food writer Randy Clemens has fooled around with a recipe for Beer Nog, using a strong dark beer, and proclaimed it tasty. Check the link in the title above and see what you think!
Monday, October 17 6:00 p.m. October Beer Social The Bank, 123 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL (630) 665-2265 Join Us in the Vault Bar for our October Beer Social & Monday Night Football. Meet Jeff Marshall and hear all about Trumer Pils, Shiner & Bridgeport along with some great appetizers, paired with these seasonal Brews.... Read more »
My family and I got to have dinner at Q-BBQ, an eatery just south of Ogden Avenue at 70 S. LaGrange Road. We had visited downtown LaGrange before, and been impressed with its assortment of local shops and restaurants. Almost by design, the chain places like Chipotle, Noodles & Co. are all clustered around Ogden... Read more »
Friday June 24 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beer New Arrivals Open House Binny’s, 4610 W. Elm St., McHenry, IL (815) 385-3200Sample some of the new arrivals from the first half of 2011. Boulevard, Uinta, Emmett’s, Brooklyn, and Central Waters will be available as well as others! Stop in and taste whats new! Call, or email... Read more »
Beer can Christmas Tree, flickr photo by jessiehart For the first time in 18 months, I have a stretch of Chicago beer calendar dates with only one event. Of course that stretch of days happens to cover Christmas, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day (I think), and so many places are just closed down. But what... Read more »
While out-of-state brewers took the Best of Show prizes, members of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild fared well collectively at the Eighth Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer, held last Saturday. The event was held over two sampling sessions on November 6 at Chicago Journeyman Plumbers’ Local Union 130 Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium... Read more »