Monday, Jun. 17 Stone RuinTen Debut Binny’s Beverage Depot, all locations. “Stone’s 10th Anniversary Ruination IPA was so popular when it debuted last summer that it sold out in a matter of days. The brewery listened to the thirsty hopheads everywhere and is bringing it back as an annual release. Stone RuinTEN IPA launches nationally... Read more »
I was a day late getting this in, as I needed to watch after my sick little girl (priorities, people). So here’s the last-minute guide to the last day of CCBW, plus a little after-party. Sunday, May. 26 Find the Right Beer for your BBQ Class The Publican, 837 W Fulton, Chicago (312) 733-9555 Tickets... Read more »
Monday, Apr. 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Heritage Radio Network-Traveling Salon Series at Monk’s Pub Monk’s Pub, 205 W. Lake St., Chicago (312) 357-6665 Beer, Cheese, Raffles, and More! Join HRN at Monk’s Pub to swap kitchen stories, farmer updates, and mingle with the most progressive Tastemakers in Chicago. Come share your love of... Read more »
So, Day of the Living Ales is sold out, but you can still get in for BREWHAHA. And I’m leading off with ticket sales for two upcoming events of note: Ballpark Brew Fest Saturday, April 20, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Tickets on sale now Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg, IL (847) 925-0183... Read more »
As if this full week’s schedule weren’t enough, there’s this Saturday’s sold-out Day of the Living Ales, and the still-available Windy City BREWHAHA. Monday, Feb. 25 5:00 pm ♦ Sun King’s NW Indiana Launch Party Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795 Come out and join us in welcoming Sun King Brewing to... Read more »
First order of business is to recognize my fantastic teammates with the ChicagoNow Trivia Challenge Team #1. Say "Hey" to T.R. Slyder
, Reggie Nievera
, Curtis Shaw Flagg, Exavier Pope
, Kelley Farrell
and Kaley Mullin
Once again, we pulled off a last second squeaker to beat teams from the likes of Crain's Chicago Business and WBEZ to win the AAJA
-Chicago Trivia Bowl Saturday afternoon! This year we fielded a second ChicagoNow team, all of whom were new to the grind of trivia tournaments. They came in a respectable ninth.
Here are my selected highlights for the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Nearly
all beer venues are closed on Thanksgiving Day. I only know the Tribes Alehouse
in Tinley Park and Mokena will be open, and others may be, so be certain, of course, to call ahead to your favorite venue if the turkey gets ruined.
I will have a "Black Friday Weekend" calendar page up soon. Just a note: if you wanted to go to the Black Friday event at Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub, that is sold out...
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 »
New events are always popping up after I’ve put the calendar to bed (that’s newspaper talk, son). If I can, I give ‘em some play. The Encore Lounge, next to the Hotel Allegro at 171 W. Randolph St., has a “Live Like a Local” program over the summer, featuring Chicago-based an other regional brews. Being... Read more »
Chicago Craft Beer Week is off and running, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers’ Guild. This is a companion to American Craft Beer Week, sponsored by the Brewers Association. I just lumped all the beer related events for today into this column, including some that weren’t intended as official Beer Week events. Please note that... Read more »
Hey, all, I’m kind of laying back during this slack month so I can catch up on some other necessary writing. I will try to keep up this calendar feature. In the meantime, I’ll to post breaking news on my Twitter or Facebook page. For future events, check my “raw” calendar. Through January Quencher’s Stout... Read more »