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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 16-18

I got lots of response and retweetings to my article about DESTIHL debuting in Chicago. I said I’d have news of where they are debuting and I do have some events here. What with festivals this weekend and a busy week ahead, I’m back to the two-a-week format so I can run more DESTIHL events... Read more »

Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party

Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party
I was having so much fun sampling at talking beer last Saturday, that it's only now that I realized I had been to my first film premiere. A fourth floor loft studio on North Racine was packed full for the debut of "FOBAB," a documentary shot at Chicago's tenth annual Festival of Barrel Aged Beer. It was a short film, to be sure, and the producers did not discuss what would happen to it next, but the crowd was very appreciative, cheering on-screen appearances of John Laffler (ex-of Goose Island's Barrel program, now a partner in the forthcoming Off Color Brewing), Randy Mosher (5 Rabbit) and Pete Crowley (Haymarket Pub & Brewing), among the many "Kahunae" of barrel-aged beers...

Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer tickets on sale Saturday

Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer tickets on sale Saturday
A lot of news has been getting by me due to circumstances I've hashed in extreme detail before, but here's a quick catch-up to this deadline: Tickets go on sale this Saturday, September 1 for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild's 10th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged beer! This year's FOBAB, as we call it, will take place Saturday, November 17 at  the Skyline Loft of the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago. Sales start at 11:59 a.m. through There will be admissions to two tasting sessions: 1:00 − 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 − 10:00 p.m. Taster tickets are $45 and include a commemorative tasting glass, 16 two-ounce sample tickets, and a souvenir program.  Additional sample tickets and food are available for purchase.  Designated driver tickets will be sold for $10. While previously tickets have remained available for a few days, the booming craft beer scene leads me to suggest you prepare to avoid a possible quick sellout...

Ticket sales start SUNDAY for 3 Floyds Anniversary Party

Ticket sales start SUNDAY for 3 Floyds Anniversary Party
MONDAY UPDATE: Check here for info on ticket sales TODAY at 1:00 p.m. SUNDAY UPDATE: The Floyds have Tweeted that tickets at the brewpub are now sold out.
Three Floyds Brewing Co. has announced on its blog that tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 9 at their brewpub for their 15th Anniversary Party in November. Online ticket sales will begin Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day). The Floyds has previously announce that they would be having their 15th Anniversary party on Saturday, November 12, at the brewpub, 9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster, Indiana. The announcement, again from their blog, read:
It will be a ticket only event, $25.  2500 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be sold on the internet at a Date To be Announced 700 tickets will be sold at the brewery at a Date To be Announced Pub investors will be given VIP tickets for the event and have a private area to chill in. Our XV beer is going to be a collaboration between us (USA), Surly (USA), Mikkeller (Denmark), and Struise (Belgium).  We are brewing Surly Darkness, Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch, De Struise’s Black Albert, and our Dark Lord Imperial Stout. All these beers will be blended to create our XV beer for maximum ass kickery. The XV beer will be bottled and sold for $30 per bottle to all those in attendance.  The Bottle allotment will be determined when the beer is packaged. All of the breweries will be represented with their beer and their entourages There is going to be a live entertainment as well.  The line up is yet to be announced, but it will be something special. There will be 5 world renown chefs from all over the 7 kingdoms.  Jonathan Sawyer from The Greenhouse Tavern in Ohio, Paul Kahan and Justin Large from Big Star in Chicago, Mindy Segal from Hot Chocolate in Chicago and our own Mike Sheerin as well as a special guest from Denmark. All updates will come through the website and subsequently be cross posted to twitter and facebook.
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