The confrontation over a Chicago Latin American-owned brewery and a certain hotel owner is now being told in documentary form.
"F*** Your Hair"
, by Chicago-based filmmakers One City Films
, opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center
of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St., with showings Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 5 pm, and on Wednesday, January 30, at 6 pm. Another screen is schedule for February 24, 7 pm, at Space
, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.
I am trying to get ahead of my usual glacial pace in events, because of more items that you might want to plan ahead for. Sure, I'll have Super Bowl listings for places known for their beer lists. But the Saturday before the game is the Chicago Ale Festival
, taking place in Pilsen. Then the following weekend is the Chicago Cider Summit,
and then there's Valentine's Day. We'll have some more brewers in Chicago celebrating anniversaries, and a new brewer, Steam Hollow, coming on line in Manteno.
It can also be noted that Middle Brow Beer Co.
is close to opening its own brewpub is Logan Square (2840 W. Armitage Ave.). The doors could open at any time, once local licenses are cleared. I will try to update this space, and there will surely be a grand opening later, hopefully when it's not so cold. (Chicago Tribune article
As you might notice, there are still
samplings and tap takeovers for Bourbon County Stout. Looks like there's not only more of it out there than ever before, but I have been seeing it served at a lot of places that have not been known for good beer offerings...
The end of Halloween marks the start of big beer season! We are seeing previews and food collaborations with Bourbon County Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout (with Kentucky Breakfast Stout tagging close behind), Surly Darkness, and a day for barrel-aged and sour beers. We also have tappings for the Mr. IPA-Nut beer, and Church Street’s hemp... Read more »
The Labor Day weekend means the stores are now filled with… Christmas Decorations. No, that’s not it. Pumpkin Spice flavored junk food? Maybe. But it also brings us the fall beers like Oktoberfests. I’m hoping to get into some more of these malty Mårzens in the time to come. But now I bought something in... Read more »
There’s been a story in Chicago’s craft beer world. One that does not involve a brewery getting bought out by a multinational brewing corporation. Instead, it involves a protest by 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. This brewery, owned by Latin American immigrants, has been making the house beer for the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. When... Read more »
This weekend shook out to be an all-Europe Cup, and at this writing I know it will include beer-loving countries England and Belgium. With France in the mix, it's like a fight among neighbors. I'll post last-minute schedules for watching in this article, while my main list of venues
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 »
My stretch of two weeks on two jobs is about over. Just enough time to dash this off, and, I hope, not have missed many major events, then off to bed. Friday, July 29 12:00 pm – Midnight ♦ Oddly, None of The Sisters Have Gooseberries (Plus Toasty Cheese) Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank... Read more »
Another quick one this week that may have skipped a few. I may try to work in any missed items as I go along. The rush is because I spent the weekend retrieved my daughter from a week of spoilage at grandma’s house in Iowa. And I got to finally stock up of some sought-after... Read more »
Your Beeronaut has kind of let the controversy over 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, and its indirect confrontation with Donald Trump, swirl all around without comment until now. I did post articles about the story to my Facebook fan page, so you no doubt have already heard. As the Toupée That Walked Like a Man announced he... Read more »