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Collective Arts Comes to Chicago

Collective Arts Comes to Chicago
We have yet another brewery making its break into the Chicago market. Collective Arts Brewing of Canada is making its aesthetic splash this week. Collective Arts is located in Hamilton, near Toronto, in Ontario; one of a very few Canadian brewers to push into the midwest market. Their website notes, “We are a grassroots beer... Read more »

Lottery Open for Goose Island Proprietor's Day

Lottery Open for Goose Island Proprietor's Day
Oktoberfest season is wrapping up, and pumpkin pie beers are, well, hanging around for the foreseeable future. But it so happens we can now look forward to Bourbon County Brand Stout season! And for the second year, we’ll have Proprietor’s Day as well. The 2nd annual Proprietor’s Day will be Sunday, November 19 at the... Read more »

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 »
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Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale
What better way to defiantly ward off the last chilly weekend of winter than to fire up the grill, burn off last fall’s salmon plank and grill some burgers while enjoying a beer outside? Before the next cold front rolls in. Our first beer of grilling season, supplied to me by the brewer’s rep (disclosure),... Read more »

Why I Wasn't at Goose Island Rare Day

Why I Wasn't at Goose Island Rare Day
Okay, I had a cheap SEO headline in an attempt to grab cheap clicks. But now that you’re here, come read this little story. In October, Goose Island Beer Co. opened a lottery for its 2015 Rare Day. This wasn’t to win tickets to the event itself, but to “win” the privilege of paying $40... Read more »

Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21

Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21
Let’s start off with the return of Minneapolis extreme brewers Surly to Chicago: Monday, November 18 Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578 Welcome back to Chicago Surly Brewing Company. To help celebrate their return to our amazing city, we’ll be tapping their flagship beer, Furious. We see a “sick” day... Read more »
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Baderbräu Oktoberfest: Chicago Craft Beer Preview

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Shortly after re-launching his revived Baderbräu beer brand, Robert Sama has added an Oktoberfest alongside the original Baderbräu Pilsener. Like the Pilsener, Baderbräu Oktoberfest is contract brewed at Stevens Point Brewery in Wisconsin. Rob dropped off a sixpack for me downtown at work Tuesday afternoon. Parked in a 5-minute zone, he quickly explained that the Oktoberfest was... Read more »

Indiana's Upland Brewing Expands into Chicago

Indiana's Upland Brewing Expands into Chicago
Once again, I want to use this platform to deliver a personal note: You may or may not know that your Beeronaut was a Jeopardy! five-time winner and a semi-finalist in the 1989 Tournament of Champions. You will be hearing that for Jeopardy’s 30th anniversary season starting September 16, they will be hosting a “Decades... Read more »

DESTIHL Beers Finally Come to Chicago

DESTIHL Beers Finally Come to Chicago
What Illinois-based brewer has earned a disproportionate share of plaudits and medals? Pours at many local beerfests although it has no beer on Chicago shelves? And makes even die-hard Illini beer geeks admit a grudging respect for the home of Illinois State? You read the headline, of course. It’s the DESTIHL Brewery, the production arm... Read more »
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Big Shoulders Debuts with Hopapalooza IPA

Big Shoulders Debuts with Hopapalooza IPA
I took yet another little stroll out to the Beer Bistro after work on June 6. My last visit there was last August, to be among the first to try the new Hopothesis IPA. And once again I’m headed there to meet the brewer of a new beer, making its world-wide debut. Big Shoulders has... Read more »
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