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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 »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 9-11
It’s another weekend with so much going on. We have a lead-in to next weekend’s Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, previews for the Bourbon County Stout Black Wednesday/Friday release, and other wintry big beers. I’m finding some places offering specials to veterans for Veterans Day, either Sunday the 11th, or the Monday holiday following. I will... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 27-29

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 27-29
I've got beer releases from here to Geneseo and back to Indiana and Michigan, including barrel-aged beer and cheap beer with Malört...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 2–4

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 2–4
Friday, June 2 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, June 4

Chicago Craft Beer Week: May 17 Highlights & Extras

Are we ready for a little beer-filled Friday? Okay. Again, these are selected highlights and any extra events I might have on my calendars. For a full sensory overload of CCBW events, click the button above...

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Beer Events

Chicago St. Patrick's Weekend Beer Events
Too many ads going around claiming "When the river runs green, it's Miller Time." Since I will never lay claim to being "Chi-Rish," I'll instead point out some event where you'll find good beer. As in, not dyed green...
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Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party

Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party
I was having so much fun sampling at talking beer last Saturday, that it's only now that I realized I had been to my first film premiere. A fourth floor loft studio on North Racine was packed full for the debut of "FOBAB," a documentary shot at Chicago's tenth annual Festival of Barrel Aged Beer. It was a short film, to be sure, and the producers did not discuss what would happen to it next, but the crowd was very appreciative, cheering on-screen appearances of John Laffler (ex-of Goose Island's Barrel program, now a partner in the forthcoming Off Color Brewing), Randy Mosher (5 Rabbit) and Pete Crowley (Haymarket Pub & Brewing), among the many "Kahunae" of barrel-aged beers...

Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Events, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Chicago Weekend Craft Beer Events, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
Still working to catch up with news and events, but I have some highlights: Friday, Nov. 30 5:00 pm ♦ "Firkin Friday" Cask Tapping: Lakefront Pumpkin Pie Ale Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, Illinois Join Bavarian Lodge for Another Firkin Friday! Our Firkin Friday Series features a different cask conditioned ale, tapped right on the bar counter, and dispensed by gravity. This week's featured cask ale: Lakefront Pumpkin Pie (with Vanilla, Cinnamon & Spices) A special cask only release from Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery... "Pumpkin Pie" is a cask-conditioned ale flavored in cask with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice and other traditional spices. Like a slice of Pumkin Pie in your glass... don't miss it! This special cask will be tapped around 5:30 pm, and will be available to bar patrons and dining rooms guests alike. Available on a first come, first served basis, of course...
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