Again I’m working up to the last minute to get more and more holiday events and big beer events into this list. If it seems like there are more beer choices here in Chicago, it’s true! The Brewers’ Association has noted that the Chicago metropolitan area now has 167 commercial brewers, the most of any... Read more »
If you missed out on buying Canadian Breakfast Stout
this weekend, as I did, there are a couple of places this week that'll have it on draft. And look for more Half Acre Big Hugs
, and "End of Prohibition" celebrations...
Usually around these parts, CBS
means the Chicago Beer Society
, the ancient order of homebrewers that puts on many on our favorite beer events. This weekend, CBS
means Canadian Breakfast Stout,
the maple syrup barrel-aged variation of Founders Brewing's Kentucky Breakfast Stout
that goes on sale this weekend for the first time since 2011. I have many events below where it will be going on sale or on tap. There are more sale points at Lakeshore Beverage's release here
, that will be added to this list after I've posted. Just so you're prepared: I am hearing estimates of around $25 per 750 ml bottle.
on the local beat, Sunday is when Half Acre
releases its imperial stout, Big Hugs
. And Werk Force
awakens its BBA Stout, Sleepy Bear
. Be safe driving out there...
Monday, January 18 Keep the Pint Night at the Brass Tap The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL (708) 226-1827 We’re tapping BrickStone MooCho-Ka-Lata Milk Stout! Grab a pint and take home the Collector’s Glass! 6:00 – 9:00 pm ♦ Beer Wars: Solemn Oath vs Penrose BeerShop, 1026 North Blvd, Oak... Read more »
First off, in case you haven’t heard, Goose Island’s Wriglyville brewpub is closing again, this time for good. According to DNAInfo, the brewpub on Clark Street was closed last winter for the pending demolition of its block and a planned hotel/apartment development. They were able to reopen for one more baseball season in 2015, but... Read more »
So much to fit, so little time. We also note the opening this weekend of Compass Bar, 433 W. Diversey, Chicago. This proposes itself as a “beer-centric” restaurant and bar concept specializes in craft beer and wood-fired pizzas. The bar features 180 bottled beers and 20 rotating tap handles. Friday, February 21 3 Floyds &... Read more »
The weekend before Christmas seems to be the busiest yet! Friday-Saturday LivingSocial BeerFest – Chicago Union Station, 210 S. Canal St., Chicago LivingSocial’s BeerFest is heading to Chicago inside Union Station’s Great Hall on December 20 and 21. With more than 80 beers, wines, and ciders to indulge in and a unique grouping of entertainment,... Read more »
I need to apologize for the many events that I found out about after the previous article went to “press” (WordPress, that is). And to remind you that new events are posted all the time to the Facebook/Beeronaut page all the time. Tickets now on sale for Ballpark Brew Fest Schaumburg Baseball Stadium, 1999 S.... Read more »
Another busy week with beer dinners and more chances to tap your most requested beers!
Monday, Jan. 28
6:30 pm ♦ TasteIt Insider Dinner with Goose Island
Rockit Bar and Grill
, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
Inspired by TasteIT, a weekly offering giving guests half off selected wines and craft beers, Rockit Bar and Grill will host its second TasteIt Insider Dinner. Featuring a five-course dinner paired with a craft beer selection from Goose Island Beer
Co., guests will be able to mix and mingle with Chef Amanda Downing and Brewmaster Brett Porter, before enjoying a custom paired dinner...
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 »