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Dozens of Area Brewers Collaborate on "Black Is Beautiful"

Dozens of Area Brewers Collaborate on "Black Is Beautiful"
Starting in July, we will see the first releases from one of the largest brewers’ collaborations in the country. The Black is Beautiful initiative was started by Weathered Souls Brewing of San Antonio, TX. The idea was hatched shortly after the George Floyd murder as a way to make positive contributions to each brewer’s local... Read more »

Local Beer: Hopewell Lil Buddy

Local Beer: Hopewell Lil Buddy
Hey, time for another local beer that can be easily picked up for carryout, or ordered for curbside or delivery. Hopewell Brewing is a packaging brewer at 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. In more public times, they’d have a taproom with no kitchen, but deliveries available from nearby restaurants, and scheduled brewery tours. Their... Read more »

Seasonal Beer: Lagunitas Sucks

Seasonal Beer: Lagunitas Sucks
Santa has put out the presents and eaten the cookies and candy left for him, and the guinea pigs, I mean reindeer, have munched on the carrots. Time to grab one last beer whose label suggests Christmas, even if its name doesn’t. Lagunitas Sucks is one of those beers Lagunitas Brewing has sent to me... Read more »
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Craft Beer Review: Two Brothers 22nd Anniversary

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 »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 12-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 12-14
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...

A-B InBev buys Czech Budweiser originator

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.
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Beer Nog: The New Christmas Drink

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!

Visiting Q-BBQ in LaGrange

Visiting Q-BBQ in LaGrange
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 »

Beeronaut's Chicago beer weekend, June 24-26

Beeronaut's Chicago beer weekend, June 24-26
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 »
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Beeronaut's Christmas beer events: Who's open?

Beeronaut's Christmas beer events: Who's open?
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 »
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