Posts tagged "Christmas Beer"

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Leinenkugel's Cranberry Ginger Shandy

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Leinenkugel's Cranberry Ginger Shandy
Yes, it’s Christmas evening and all the stores are closed. But now I’m looking toward the furure, when I’ll have a whole raft of Christmas beers to recommend. And while my favor falls on big malty beers for Christmas, let’s realize you’ll have some guests at the party who will just want something light. I... Read more »

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Dark Horse 4 Elf

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Dark Horse 4 Elf
Okay, so I’m only up to 5 beers. Guess I’ll just have to continue this series next year, and relink these. But I finally have a reason to dig into my cellar for this one, so it’s all good. This is from last year, so it may not be in optimal shape. In other words,... Read more »

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Up to 12 Beers of Christmas: Lagunitas Brown Shugga
I wouldn’t have known that Brown Shugga is presented as Lagunitas‘ Chirstmas beer, but this is the time of year they sent me one to sample. Their website calls it their “winter seasonal” And the red and green on its label solidify the idea. So here it is. Brown Shugga is one of those beers in... Read more »
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Christmas and Holiday Beers with Anthony Norkus

Christmas and Holiday Beers with Anthony Norkus
With the time nigh for holiday feasts and beers to go with them, we look for ideas for beers to pair, or just to enjoy on a cold winter. So let’s dive into some suggestions. I got an chance to swap emails with Anthony Norkus, brand manager for local distributor Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. Disclosure:... Read more »

Chicago Christmas Week Craft Beer Events

Chicago Christmas Week Craft Beer Events
Christmas week dawns without the sun here at the Beeronaut base, with the kids and Mrs. ‘Naut trading off fever and flu. At least they are getting sick on vacation, while I slog back and forth to that strange mission called a “job.” Keep an eye on this space, though, as I punch together my... 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 5-7

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 5-7
First, thanks for all the traffic that came my way earlier in the week. I know it was spillover from all the Bourbon County Stout Events, but it was nice to see. I will probably have missed a few big events this weekend because of another cramped schedule. This includes putting together some beer place... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 1–4

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 1–4
Monday, December 1 12 Beers of Xmas at Franklin Tap Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago (312) 922-8025 Franklin Tap is holding a “12 Craft Beers of Christmas” promotion throughout the month of December. From December 1 through December 31, guests will receive a punch card noting a special list of holiday-inspired brews, outlined below.... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer calendar, December 3 - 6

Chicago Craft Beer calendar, December 3 - 6
So much stuff going on now through Christmas, so let’s get to it! Monday, Dec. 3 BrickStone Barrel-Aged Porter Release BrickStone Brewery, 557 Latham Drive, Bourbonnais, IL (815) 936-9277 Each Monday, BrickStone releases a robust porter aged in a different barrel. Dec. 3: Porter in Woodford Reserve Barrel Dec 10: Blended porter from Woodford and... Read more »
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