Chicago New Year's Week in Beer, January 1-3

Chicago New Year's Week in Beer, January 1-3
I'm watching the Bears game as I write this, and it looks like there won't be a first-round bye in the playoffs. I will keep updating my calendar once beer establishments know when the playoffs begin. (UPDATE: Surely you haven't read it here first, but even so, the Bears take on the Eagles at 3:40 pm next Sunday! Hoping we don't repeat the Fog Bowl). Meantime, we have brunch and recovery for New Years Day, and the Blackhawks' outdoor Winter Classic match…...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 28-30

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 28-30
I have been plugging away at finding New Year’s Eve parties at places known for good beer. If you haven’t made your plans yet, be sure to check my article for the latest addition. I still have a few events this weekend featuring Resilience, the nationwide collaboration IPA originating with Sierra Nevada as a relief... Read more »

Ales from the Cellar: Upland Winter Warmer 2007

Ales from the Cellar: Upland Winter Warmer 2007
Santa >ahem!< has found the cookies left out for him. After filling the stocking, he has retreated to the North Pole, or rather, my lower level workshop. Christmas Eve seems like a great time to pull out a cellar-dweller and talk about it. Upland Brewing Co. of Bloomington, IN is now a veteran of the... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Christmas Week, December 24-27

Chicago Craft Beer Christmas Week, December 24-27
The schedule has finally lightened up for me, and for you. Most places will be closed Christmas, but there is always an exception. I am still finding New Year's Eve parties, though, so drop in on this article for the latest. And in the meantime, have a happy Christmas...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 21-23

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 21-23
I have been plugging away at finding New Year’s Eve parties at places known for good beer. If you haven’t made your plans yet, be sure to check my article for the latest addition. I will also try to update with each establishment that announces a tapping for Resilience, the nationwide collaboration IPA originating with Sierra... Read more »

Sierra Nevada Resilience Fire Relief Collaboration Hits Taps Starting Thursday

Sierra Nevada Resilience Fire Relief Collaboration Hits Taps Starting Thursday
In case you missed it, and I sure have let it slide, the big collaboration between Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and brewers across the country is hitting shelves and taps Thursday, December 20. I’d like to get this story pushed out quickly, so I’m cutting and pasting the explanation from Sierra Nevada’s website: When the... Read more »
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Local Beer Review: Nevin’s Hook & Hatchet

Local Beer Review: Nevin’s Hook & Hatchet
Once again, it’s been a while since I popped the tab on a local beer in order to talk up the area brewers. So here’s another one I picked up for the chance to review, before I get back to writing up events leading into the New Year’s Eve. Nevin’s Draft Co. is the packaging... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 17-20

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 17-20
This week brings up more Christmas beers and plenty of big imperial stouts: Big Hugs, still more Bourbon County, Toppling Goliath's Monrin' Delight, plus holiday movies and ugly sweater parties. I've been poking around the coding of my little program to bring you fresh beer event news. I've been wanting to make lists that line up behind bullet point and make those bullets into my favorite emoticons. This alteration still has a few hiccups, like changing typefaces here and there, but I am at least happy to be figuring out what to kids these days call "coding...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 14-16

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 14-16
Again I’m working up to the last minute to get more and more holiday events and big beer events into this list. If it seems like there are more beer choices here in Chicago, it’s true! The Brewers’ Association has noted that the Chicago metropolitan area now has 167 commercial brewers, the most of any... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13
Yes, there are still chances to get your hands on some Bourbon County Stout this week. Also plenty of cider tappings, Wild Monk turns 7, Alter Brewing turns 3, Pride at Revolution, plus Beer & Hymns...
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