Posts tagged "12 Beers of Christmas"

Craft Beer Preview: Stiegl "Sun King II"

Craft Beer Preview: Stiegl "Sun King II"
Hello! I’m starting the new year by re-introducing the regular features of the Beeronaut blog, to explain just what goes on here. While I make an effort to review craft beers that I have purchased myself, I also receive complimentary packages of beer from the brewers themselves, in return for my comment. I have checked with... Read more »

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: 5 Rabbit Lupita & the 3 Kings

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: 5 Rabbit Lupita & the 3 Kings
I discovered a new Christmas time beer just on the way home from work Friday. I stopped for some last minute food needs at Maraiano’s in Westchester, and of course peeked at what’s on tap at their little bar in the liquor department. They had up a 5 Rabbit handle with something written on at... Read more »

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Maplewood Dark Saison

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Maplewood Dark Saison
Let’s get around to the fourth beer in my futile attempt to get a dozen of these Christmas beers to match the series title. It was a valiant effort, but before I give up, there are a few more beers to come. This is another local beer sent by Louis Glunz Beer Co. for my consideration. Maplewood... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 11-13
First off, in case you haven’t heard, Goose Island’s Wriglyville brewpub is closing again, this time for good. According to DNAInfo, the brewpub on Clark Street was closed last winter for the pending demolition of its block and a planned hotel/apartment development. They were able to reopen for one more baseball season in 2015, but... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
Monday, November 30 7:30 pm ♦ “Chicago’s South Side” Viewing Party Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW Bring your South Side pride to our Nov. 30 Viewing Party! HTH and Neil are featured in a new documentary by WTTW and Geoffrey Baer called “Chicago’s South Side”. Airtime is 7:30 pm (You... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 8 - 11

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 8 - 11
I thought I would have it easy for a while, but nope: many, many “12 Beers of Christmas” Monday, December 8 12 Beers of Xmas at Franklin Tap Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025 Through December 31, guests will receive a punch card noting a special list of holiday-inspired brews, outlined below. If... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 23-26
I know there’s very little going on in this stretch, but it’s a chance for me to wish all you readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am so pleased to see how many turn to this site for information on beer events in Chicago. Compared to other ChicagoNow bloggers, my readership is... Read more »

Updated: Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, December 16-19

Updated: Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, December 16-19
Maple Tree Inn’s 12 Beers of Christmas Maple Tree Inn, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL (708) 388-3461 Dec. 17: Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabeza Dec. 18: Avery The Czar Dec. 19: Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter Dec. 20: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Dec. 21: Perennial Abraxas Dec. 22: Goose Island Bourbon... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 13-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 13-15
I need to apologize for the many events that I found out about after the previous article went to “press” (WordPress, that is). And to remind you that new events are posted all the time to the Facebook/Beeronaut page all the time. Tickets now on sale for Ballpark Brew Fest Schaumburg Baseball Stadium, 1999 S.... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 6-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 6-8
Back to a twice a week schedule. I missed some events that popped up since the last listing went to bed. Usually I still post them on my Beeronaut Facebook Page. And you know, yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. A lot of by brewing and serving contacts posted about it... Read more »
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