Tag: Bourbon County Stout

Chicago Black Friday Beer Weekend, November 23-25

Chicago Black Friday Beer Weekend, November 23-25
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 »

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 Events, November 12-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 12-15
There are still more Veterans Day events for the Monday observance this week. Also more Bourbon County and Festival of Barrel Aged Beer previews...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 5-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 5-8
Hey, did you enjoy that extra hour of drinking or sleeping with the bounce back to Standard Time? Good. Some bars have thought to offer specials on Election Day for people with their "I Voted" stickers, but they were informed that they can't have specials or give away beer for that kind of incentive. Still, be sure to get out there and vote. Meantime, we have the parade of imperial stout releases leading up to Black Friday, and even more events around the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer, coming up November 16 & 17 (some tickets are still available)...

Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, November 2-4

Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, November 2-4
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 »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 12-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 12-14
Update: It’s Thursday as I add this note. The Field Museum just posted this on their Facebook page, at about 3:30: Something delightful has arrived! Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.‘s highly acclaimed Morning Delight Imperial Stout is now on tap. Kick off your museum visit with this 12% coffee beer. (We highly encourage the responsible consumption of Morning... Read more »
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Goose Island’s Prop Day Lottery Starts October 1

Goose Island’s Prop Day Lottery Starts October 1
We may still be in the middle of “avoiding pumpkin spice things” season, but it’s time to think ahead to that most intense of beer holidays: Black Friday. Fans of the dark and heavy stuff, though, can get a jump start on their seasonal Imperial Stouts by signing up for the Goose Island Prop Day lottery.... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 26-March 1

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 26-March 1
There may be another brewer in the Chicago area soon: Will County Brewing Co. in Shorewood is pushing toward its final inspection this week, and could be open for business any time after that. The County of Will is quickly catching up to the rest of the Chicago area beerwise...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 9-11
Update: Due to the humongous snowfall dumping on the Chicago area, I have already been notified that one event is bing moved to next Friday, while others may be closed or cancelled.I don't have resources to run a Emergency bar Closing service (although that would be awesome), so please call ahead to any venue you might be planning to visit this weekend.
This weekend starts beer stuff related to Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras in Chicago. Additionally, next Saturday is the Cider Summit at Navy Pier. Tickets are already sold out, but there will be cider-type events going on through the week. I'll try to get next week's busy calendar posted here shortly...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 26-28

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 26-28
Here in the "bye week" between the playoffs and the Super Bowl, we have a lot of local stouts, winter beers events, and even some brewery tours. And we should have a slate of beer-centric Super Bowl events shortly...
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