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Review: Bourbon County Backyard Rye 2013

Review: Bourbon County Backyard Rye 2013
I hope I helped everyone get to some places where they could get at least a taste of the Black Friday beer deals. For myself, waiting a few hours in the cold would probably be very bad for me. Besides, how much longer could I go without taking my kids to see Big Hero 6. Since... Read more »

Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse

Touring Goose Island's Barrel-Aging Warehouse
Back in October, I was among this town’s beer writers who got the privilege of touring Goose Island’s new barrel warehouse at 603 N. Sacramento. I also got, of course, a taste of the 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout and its variants. I’d like to say I held off on offering you this description to... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Black Friday Weekend Events

Chicago Craft Beer Black Friday Weekend Events
Revised: I had hoped to get better confirmation from Goose Island of the venues for it Black Friday sales, but no update was available. So I have finally tracked out the ones mentioned on its website, which only mentioned the street corners where these places were found. Apparently, they wanted to keep the actual locations... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, Sept. 26-28, plus Goose Island Wrigleyville Closing!

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Sept. 26-28, plus Goose Island Wrigleyville Closing!
As you may have heard, John Hall, founder of the Goose Island beer Company, has announced that he will be closing the Goose Island Wrigleyville brewpub on Sept. 30. A post to the Goose Island Clybourn Facebook page read: After 15 years, Goose Island Wrigleyville will be closing on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. We have... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 1–3

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 1–3
It’s Lollapalooza weekend and… well… well what. Musically I have to admit to being older than the stuff they made dirt out of, even if there is always a new band or two I can get into. But where’s the beer? In my world, Lollapalooza is every weekend. Let’s welcome yet another Chicago brewer to... Read more »

UPDATE: Win Goose Island's BCS Black Friday beers!

UPDATE: Win Goose Island's BCS Black Friday beers!
Winners: Okay, did you know if you aren’t careful when you paste a formula in a spreadsheet, you’ll paste it into a MILLION rows instead of the 244 with my entrants? Anyway, the randomly selected winners are Jan Jan Vales and Stephanie Hull! Once I have your contact info, a Goose guy will be in... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29
Friday, September 27 Double Daisy Cutter and Lager Town Release at Half Acre Half Acre Beer Company Tap Room, 4255 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 We’re rolling out two bottled beers. Grab your hoodie, buckle up and get the details below. DOUBLE DAISY CUTTER: 8% ABV riddled with four succulent hop varieties & four stiff... 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 »

Goose Island Closing Clybourn Brewpub? Not so Fast!

Goose Island Closing Clybourn Brewpub? Not so Fast!
BREAKING UPDATES There’s yet another dust-up in the local craft beer scene: Reports are going around that Goose Island‘s brewpub at 1800 N. Clybourn Avenue is in danger of closing over yet another dispute with their landlord. At 11:00 a.m. Thursday, this post appeared on the Goose Island Clybourn Facebook page: “Hey everyone, we’ve had... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 30-June 2

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 30-June 2

Update: I finally found the source of the cool Blackhawk logo above. It's a group of college students in Cleveland who are "recycling" beer packaging under the name Beer Boxing Designs. That link also includes an Etsy page with some of their work for sale!

And I totally neglected to add a listing for Saturday's Grayslake Craft Beer Festival. So catch up to the information in a new article here.


Got a ton of stuff to catch up to here. Some places I've seen, some beers I've drank, etc. But let's get into the swing by telling you about a few highlights, like beer tastings, dinners, and the big festival for this weekend:

Thursday, May. 30

4:00 pm ♦ Thursday Tapping at Tribes Alehouse Tinley The Tribes Alehouse, 9501 W. 171st St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 966-2051 Goose Island Big John. 5:00 pm ♦ Duvel Art Glassware Giveaway at Monk's Pub Monk's Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Purchase a Duvel and Duvel Tripel Hop and take home the new Duvel art glass! While supplies last! 6:00 pm ♦ Samuel Adams Brewery Night World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399 WOB is having a Sam Adams Brewery Night with five of their delicious brews on draught and a rep. from the brewery on site to answer any questions you may have! Beers on draught: Belgian Session, 3rd Voyage, Dark Depths, Griffin's Bow, and White Water...
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