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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, November 11-13
As far as I’m concerned this weekend’s Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers marks the start of Chicago’s holiday beer season. Higher-alcohol brews that have been stored to gain complexity and erudition start to come out of their barrels and cellars, just in time to keep us warm for the winter (whenever the heck that... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events – November 7-10

Chicago Craft Beer Events – November 7-10
Two big events this week. Tuesday, of course, is Election Day, and many of our establishments will be up showing the results on their big screens! Then this weekend is the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers, Friday and Saturday at the UIC Pavilion. If you didn’t get tickets, there will be more than... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer & FoBAB Weekend Events - November 20-22

Chicago Craft Beer & FoBAB Weekend Events - November 20-22
Updated to add more Sunday events. A little barrel-aged hair of the dog! Every few weeks, I think “this will be the busiest weekend for Chicago craft beer” ever. And then I’m proved wrong. FoBAB is this weekend. It’s sold out, but there are plenty of related events you can get to. Then next week... Read more »
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Chicago FoBAB Weekend Craft Beer Events, Nov. 14-16

Chicago FoBAB Weekend Craft Beer Events, Nov. 14-16
Update: The car problem is fixed (see below), so on with the show! After seeing the Sun-Times’ astonishing production problems, I cannot let this page stay empty any longer! Friday-Saturday, November 14-15 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (Sold Out) UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago While tickets for this event sold out in... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 10–13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 10–13
The Festival of (Wood and) Barrel-Aged Beer hits town this weekend, probably the biggest craft beer event in Chicago. Wish I had tickets, but I don’t. Wish I could give away tickets, but I can’t. But here are some pre-FoBAB events you can enjoy, with less parking hassle. Monday, November 10 6:00 – 8:00 pm... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28
It’s pretty definite that after Labor Day, I will need to take a little hiatus from this column. The main reason being that I have an idea for a book about craft beer culture, I have an acquisitions editor who’s been waiting to see my proposal since April, and I have no time to do... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 15-17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 15-17
So here are some alternatives for those of us, that is, all of us, who couldn’t get FoBAB tickets. I am starting to hear from venues that will start pouring Surly on its return to Chicago next week, too. When I am allowed, I will have a list for you! All Weekend (last-minute addition) Couldn’t Get a Ticket to FoBAB Event... Read more »

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease
After reports back in June that the original Goose island brewpub on N. Clybourn Ave. might lose its lease, it now seems that GI and its landlord have struck a new deal. An article posted Monday in Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily  says CRM Properties Group Ltd. has reached an agreement on a new 10-year lease for... Read more »

Chicago's Craft Beer Events, August 19-22

Chicago's Craft Beer Events, August 19-22
As of this writing, I have only the two DESTIHL events I teased in my last article. But you’ll be busy the next day because it’s time to hunt down FoBAB tickets in the no doubt fewer than 30 seconds they’ll be available. Monday, Aug. 19 BrickStone Bottles Coming to Chicago Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago... Read more »
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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 »
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