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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 »

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

At Last! The Kona Brewing Interview!

So it's been two months now since I posted this picture on my Facebook page. I had been pleased to find that the folks from Kona Brewing of Hawai'i wanted to get me to interview them when they introduced their beers to the Chicago area. Well, after many delays caused by various factors: so many more events for my calendar articles, hunting for jobs, trying to finish some homework, I have just now finally edited my interview and can happily present it here...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14 - 17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 14 - 17
Deschutes wraps up its big introduction this week in Chicago. There are a whole raft of tastings and bar appearances. I’ve summarized some of the bigger events here, but you can see more at Deschutes’ Event Page! Additionally, you can catch samplings with another new beer to Chicago, Kona Brewing Co., at the River North... Read more »
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Craft Beer Events, January 7 to 10

Craft Beer Events, January 7 to 10
The beer serving world took the week off following the long New Year’s weekend. But we’re back with a vengeance with the debut of Deschutes Brewing in Chicago! Deschutes Craft Beer Events These events include pints of Deschutes’ Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA or seasonal brew, Red Chair NWPA. After... Read more »
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