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Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events

Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events
All right. Every time I think I have gathered all the Black Wednesday and Black Friday events, still more pop up. The only thing to do now is to post this article early. And take a look: if you can't get in, or don't care to get in on some Bourbon County Stout releases, there  are a kegful of other beers pouring around Chicago! Robot fights? We got 'em...

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 Week Events, Thursday, May 18

Chicago Craft Beer Week Events, Thursday, May 18
Today kicks off the spectacle that is Chicago Craft Beer Week. Like before, I will be publishing daily event listings, picking out those that might offer hard-to-find beers or other parcels of entertainment. Some of my events won’t even be proper CCBW events, so if they’re using that “passport” thing they tried a few years... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 23-Black Wednesday

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 23-Black Wednesday
First Goose island has a special Rare Day for its very infrequent BCS varient. Now this week, we have the Black Friday mania for Bourbon County Stout. Luckily, we also have a Black Wednesday where you can preview these beers on tap! In between, we had a little event called the Festival of Wood and... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 10–12

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 10–12
As I have said might happen, I have finally been offered a job! Now in the beer industry, although it may be for the best that I do not work around unlimited quantities. But it is a second shift job, and for the first few weeks I will be work half-days at my current contract... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 19–21

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 19–21
Hey, I thought things would slow down in the weekend before Christmas, with New Year’s Eve coming up and all. How wrong I was. Friday, December 19 11:00 am – 4:00 am ♦ Ugly Sweater + Bad Santa Party Timothy O’Toole’s Pub 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago (312) 642-0700 Were you naughty in 2014 and... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 15–18

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 15–18
First off, here are some more “12 Beers of Christmas” promotions I may have missed the last few times around, and which are going on already: 12 Jingles of Bell’s: Urban Burger Bar Burger Bar Chicago, 1578 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago (312) 255-0055 Join Bell’s and Urban Burger Bar as we celebrate 12 days of... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 12–14

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 12–14
Friday – Sunday 18th Street’s One-Year Anniversary 18th Street Brewery, 5725 Miller Ave., Gary, IN (219) 939-8802 December 14th, 2014 marks our one year anniversary in our GARY, INDIANA based brewpub. We have grown a lot in our first year and want to celebrate it with our loyal fans and supporters who have helped make... Read more »

Review: Bourbon County Backyard Rye 2013

Review: Bourbon County Backyard Rye 2013
I hope I helped everyone get to some places where they could get at least a taste of the Black Friday beer deals. For myself, waiting a few hours in the cold would probably be very bad for me. Besides, how much longer could I go without taking my kids to see Big Hero 6. Since... Read more »
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Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse

Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse
Back in October, I was among this town’s beer writers who got the privilege of touring Goose Island’s new barrel warehouse at 603 N. Sacramento. I also got, of course, a taste of the 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout and its variants. I’d like to say I held off on offering you this description to... Read more »
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