Posts tagged "Homebrewing"

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 23-26
Frankly, I’m noticing a lot more events that have Revolution Brewing behind them, including many fundraisers at their brewpub and the brewery’s tap room. Looks like they’re the ones who are successfully working the social side of our town’s craft beer explosion. But a lot of our new brewers will already be planning to expand... Read more »

Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party

Local Beer Makers at the FoBAB Documentary Party
I was having so much fun sampling at talking beer last Saturday, that it's only now that I realized I had been to my first film premiere. A fourth floor loft studio on North Racine was packed full for the debut of "FOBAB," a documentary shot at Chicago's tenth annual Festival of Barrel Aged Beer. It was a short film, to be sure, and the producers did not discuss what would happen to it next, but the crowd was very appreciative, cheering on-screen appearances of John Laffler (ex-of Goose Island's Barrel program, now a partner in the forthcoming Off Color Brewing), Randy Mosher (5 Rabbit) and Pete Crowley (Haymarket Pub & Brewing), among the many "Kahunae" of barrel-aged beers...

UPDATED: White House MAY disclose homebrew recipes

UPDATED: White House MAY disclose homebrew recipes
Update: Just after I posted this article based on information I got this afternoon, I was led by Reddit to a Tweet by White House press secretary Jay Carney this evening, in which he suggests he may be changing his mind:
Jay Carney (EOP) Jay Carney (EOP)Verified ‏@PressSec Got a Q today on @wethepeople petition asking us to share WH beer recipe: http://wh.gov/4y9b  If it reaches the threshold, we'll release it
Will the kitchen staff cooperate? We may find out sooner than later.
There was some buzz again this month again regarding the beer being brewed at the White House. It started with the reveal of a "White House Honey Ale" at President Obama's 2011 Super Bowl Party. Later, there were erroneous reports that more homebrew was being served during White House St. Patrick's Day Events. Last September, President Obama served a White House Honey Blonde Ale at the behest of Medal of Honor awardee, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, on the Rose Garden patio. Two weeks ago, the President confirmed that the small homebrewing setup was still operating, and that a supply of the beer is kept in stock. Mr. Obama even gave a bottle of the Honey Ale to a customer during a campaign stop in Iowa. It's know that there are at least three varieties of White House homebrew: the Honey Ale, Honey Blonde Ale, and a Honey Porter, all made with, you guessed it, honey from the beehive in the White House Kitchen Garden...
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Lagunitas Fusion VIII made by local homebrewer

Lagunitas Fusion VIII made by local homebrewer
Lagunitas Brewing Company continued its push for the hearts and minds of Chicago homebrewers last Monday by… oh, not quite like that,  but they did host a premiere party for one of its limited edition beers, which was formulated in the Chicago area. Steve Kamp of southern Beecher had won a Lagunitas sponsored homebrewing contest... Read more »

The Beeronaut's Chicago Weekend Events: April 8-10

Friday, April 8 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bell’s beer tastingWest Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W. Addison St., Chicago (773) 525-1916PJ Fischer will be here to sample beers from this great Michigan brewery! 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer TastingBinny’s Beverage Depot, 790 Royal St. George, Cress Creek Sq. Shopping Ctr., Naperville, IL (630) 717-0100Taste the newest... Read more »

Details on the Obama White House homebrewed beer

Details on the Obama White House homebrewed beer
The President and First Lady check out some pewter beer steins. I’m not sure, but it looks like the Marines behind them also have a glass in their hands. White House photo by Samantha Appleton. The craft beer and homebrewing communities got quite a surprise on Super Bowl Sunday. No, not Adrien Brody crooning in... Read more »
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White House Super Bowl party has Wisconsin, Pennsylvania beer, and homebrew

Some interesting information comes to light in the craft beer world in the wake of the Super Bowl. I reported here about the campaign by East End Brewing owner Scott Smith to get a case of his Pittsburgh-brewed beer to the Whote House Super Bowl party to match the Green Bay-made Hinterland beers President Obama... Read more »
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