What's up in Chicago beer this weekend? For starters, it's a tenth
anniversary for Metropolitan! We have 4th anniversary weekends at Noon Whistle and Empirical. Revolution's Deep Wood series finally released at Revolution. Brew fests from South Bend to Michigan City to Rockford. And there's a brewery tour of the fundraising Resilience IPA. And a cider cocktail competition.
And by the way, Three Floyds
has announced that tickets for Dark Lord Day
will be going on sale Saturday, March 23rd at noon. Dark Lord Day itself will be Saturday, May 18. Adjust schedules accordingly...
It was beginning to look like I might never get a chance at some of Goose Island's
2018 Bourbon County Brand beers. Oh, I was invited to the press and bloggers' preview in October, but my odd work hours would have meant losing much needed job hours that I couldn't afford at the time. And I had the chance to have some on tap in the intervening holiday weeks, but, well, the holidays mean taking care of other things...
The schedule has finally lightened up for me, and for you. Most places will be closed Christmas, but there is always an exception. I am still finding New Year's Eve parties, though, so drop in on this article
for the latest. And in the meantime, have a happy Christmas...
I have been plugging away at finding New Year’s Eve parties at places known for good beer. If you haven’t made your plans yet, be sure to check my article for the latest addition. I will also try to update with each establishment that announces a tapping for Resilience, the nationwide collaboration IPA originating with Sierra... Read more »
This week brings up more Christmas beers and plenty of big imperial stouts: Big Hugs,
still more Bourbon County,
Toppling Goliath's Monrin' Delight,
plus holiday movies and ugly sweater parties.
I've been poking around the coding of my little program to bring you fresh beer event news. I've been wanting to make lists that line up behind bullet point and make those bullets into my favorite emoticons. This alteration still has a few hiccups, like changing typefaces here and there, but I am at least happy to be figuring out what to kids these days call "coding...
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 »
Yes, there are still chances to get your hands on some Bourbon County Stout this week. Also plenty of cider tappings, Wild Monk turns 7, Alter Brewing turns 3, Pride at Revolution, plus Beer & Hymns...
Things have fallen behind here, because I thought I would catch a break after Black Friday. But the big beer events just keep on coming! And I was involved to doing some writing that actually pays. But here we go with the weekend list. Which may still get updated before the weekend’s over! Seery Athalone... Read more »
So, who braved the cold overnight to get their full case of Bourbon County Stout? Who just walked into their local store and snagged their allotment? Well, if you missed it, there will be tappings all over Chicago for the next several weeks.
Meantime, I'm now digging out beer-friendly New years Eve and holiday parties, and have already found the first of many Ugly Sweater events...
Here we are at the high holiday for Chicago beer fans. I’ve had people message me asking about events because they’re flying in from the West Coast, and want to know what else is going on. So hang on. Here’s what’s going on. If you really don’t feel like lining up for BCS starting the... Read more »