Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 12-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 12-14
As you no doubt know, it's the weekend of Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds. If you didn't get a ticket, don't worry; there are many DLD-related events going on. Not to mention beer-friendly places for Mother's Day. I'm posting this Wednesday night and continuing to drop in new craft beer events as I find them...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 8–11

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 8–11
Chicago's craft beer scene is relatively quiet this week, coming between a round of festivals last week, and Dark Lord Day coming up, followed by Chicago Craft Beer Week. They don't seem to be fielding an app this year,so stay with their web page, while I work in the bigger highlights. Stay tuned as more last-minute events get added...

Cinco de Mayo Beers #2: Sun King Pachanga

Cinco de Mayo Beers #2: Sun King Pachanga
My plans to write up some more light Mexican-style lagers and other beers appropriate to Cinco de Mayo has foundered, owing to my web issues. But to tide you over, here’s an article by Josh Noel in the Tribune on the lure of Mexican lagers. What I have before me is Pachanga, a Mexican-style lager... Read more »
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Chicago Cinco de Mayo Craft Beer Weekend

Chicago Cinco de Mayo Craft Beer Weekend
It's Cinco de Mayo weekend, and a time for more big craft beer fests. You'll see more events getting fed into the spaces below, and I hope to write up one more appropriate Mexican style lager later...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 1–4

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 1–4
Update: I've rescued my files from my old host, which of course I didn't have a recent backup for. I've updated the previous calendar article with the new location, and I'm hoping my redirect will point all the old articles to the proper location instead of bringing up a search page.
Um, hi. You may have noticed all my events listings went away on the article for the past weekend. I let my trial hosting account expire, and don't really have the wherewithal to pay out more money for a CPanel account. Used to be, I could sneak my web pages onto the spare disk space of my email accounts, but no more. So here's a temporary solution while I figure out my next move...

Cinco de Mayo Beers #1: 5 Rabbit Prickly Pear Paletas

Cinco de Mayo Beers #1: 5 Rabbit Prickly Pear Paletas
Time again to Review and recommend some beers for an upcoming holiday. The holiday we’re counting down to this time is Cinco de Mayo. Despite what we norteños think, it is not the “Mexican Independence Day”. That’s September 16. This holiday celebrates the Mexican victory over the invading French at the Battle of Puebla in... Read more »
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Beer Review Flashback: Deschutes Chasin' Freshies

Beer Review Flashback: Deschutes Chasin' Freshies
Hey, beer buddies. I still have some articles rescued from other, now defunct, sites that I’ve written on about beer. Here’s one I wrote about back in 2014, for a site called Tidbitts.com. The idea there was that people would just 75 cents to read an article, and the writer collects half of it. Yup,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 28-30

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 28-30
I keep pushing to keep up with all the event in this region, but sometimes good ones slip by. I even save events on my Facebook feeds and sometimes don't get to them until too late. If you have an event you don't see here, feel free to click my e-mail link and shout "hey there!" There's a lot of stuff coming up for may. I will try to review some Mexican-style beers for Cinco de Mayo. There's Chicago Craft Beer Week running May 18-25. And Dark Lord Day on the 13th...

Beer Preview 2-fer: Schlafly Coconut Crème Ale & Rye IPA

Beer Preview 2-fer: Schlafly Coconut Crème Ale & Rye IPA
I actually accomplished something this Sunday, fueled by extra coffee in the morning. The extra coffee was because the kitchen faucet was dripping, and I using the empty coffee pot to catch the drips filled it up overnight, and it being the weekend of Earth Day, I tried to save what little water I could.... Read more »
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Out-of-Town Craft Beer: Highland Daycation IPA

Out-of-Town Craft Beer: Highland Daycation IPA
I am somehow getting a reputation as a beer blogger worth knowing. Maybe it’s just because I’m willing to write about beers that are sent to me by the brewers or PR people. As I say, I never turn down a free beer. But I know simply that I’ve gotten on quite a few email... Read more »
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