More breaking: Six weeks after this announcement was made, Todd posted to his Facebook page that plans for his involvement in the brewery fell through, and he is returning to California to resume production duties at FiftyFifty. It was a great idea while it lasted. “Breaking!” That’s the modern-day equivalent of “Stop the Presses!” And... Read more »
I’m trying to make for having dropped off the face of the craft beer blogiverse. One thing I’ve learned, though, it that total strangers have joined my Twitter feed, and emailed, to ask what’s happened to the calendar feature? Well, among my long-range plans is to build the calendar link above this title into a... Read more »
I’ve had to really pare down the huge list of events today, mostly to focus on local brewers or rare beers. As always, check the button up top for the full schedule. Tuesday, May. 21 Battle of the Breweries Tap Takeover and Arcade Tournament Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (773) 697-7922 Revolution... Read more »
It’s never “Just Another Weekend” in Chicago where craft beer is concerned. Friday, Feb. 22 3:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Garry Meier Broadcast from Hofbräuhaus Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL (847) 671-2739 WGN’s Garry Meier will be broadcasting live from Hofbrauhaus Chicago. Join us for great lunch and dinner offers and plenty of... Read more »
Most of your favorite places will be closed on Christmas (but call if you really feel like a "Christmas Story" dining experience). Here are some events, followed by the New Year's Eve Weekend article coming soon...
Oh, good! We’re all here. I could have made another snide remark about people who fell for that “Mayan Apocalypse” thing, but I knew all the readers of this column were way too astute to have believed it for an instant! And now, the days start getting longer! Still, some of my Friday events ended... Read more »
Personally, I thought I was going to be able to avoid this end of the world bullhockey, but the craft beer community has been turning it into an excuse to drink good beer. No one’s offering specials on buckets of Bud to toast the end of the world. So I’ll have a special article shortly... Read more »
December 13 – 24 12 Beers of Christmas Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW To celebrate the upcoming holidays, we’re releasing 12 spiced, blended, steeped and hopped beers; through the 24th. We’re tapping a new beer everyday, starting at 11:30 am, and will be served all day or until... Read more »
To make the calendar a little more friendly—and a bit shorter—we are featuring highlight events of the weekend. A fuller list with beer tastings and tapping is now hosted as a quite attractive calendar feature on chitownontap.com Friday, February 17 Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard tapping Twisted Spoke, 501 N. Ogden Ave., Chicago (312) 666-1500 An extremely... Read more »
Okay, I didn't really think think we'd be into our second month of "rare" Surly Darkness tappings. But there's one here that also includes the wanted Canadian Breakfast Stout.
Monday, December 12
Flossmoor Station 12 beers of Christmas
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW
Every day we'll be tapping at 5:00 p.m. a "one-off" beer to celebrate the days prior to our favorite holiday. A the releases with an (*) beside them are actual new releases, and will be available after that day. The tappings will be held at the bar and Mug Clubbers will receive their first pint free.
- Dec. 12 Coffee Stout
- Dec. 13 Spoonless Winter Warmer*
- Dec. 14 Belgian Abbey Ale*
- Dec. 15 Ginger Red Ale
- Dec. 16 Wassail Wheat
- Dec. 17 Spruce Red Ale
- Dec. 18 Chocolate Vanilla Porter
- Dec. 19 Blueberry Kellehers
- Dec. 20 Cardamom Raspberry
- Dec. 21 Anise Stout
- Dec. 22 Juniper Pale Ale
- Dec. 23 Apricot IPA
And then to celebrate the Ebenezer in all of us, we're releasing a "13th" day of Christmas Ale which will be the Barrel Aged Beelzebeer! It'll be available on the 26th of December...