Revolution is having previews for its latest Deep Woods releases. The eve of St. Nicholas Day bring up Krampusnacht. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. And there are still chances to get into some Bourbon County Stout.
I did say something about getting a beer-centric New Year's Eve list together. Just hang on here...
This weekend's list includes Baconfest at the UIC Forum. There's no extensive beer list, but beer is being served there. And hey, bacon!
Thursday's Sox home opener, AND Monday's Cubs home opener are pretty gloomy and chilly. But I'm tracking down events to match, one of which just might be in a cozy bar.
And there's still Kentucky Breakfast Stout
We've come through Oberon
Day, now it's time to scare up for Kentucky Breakfast Stout
, which is from Michigan. Which is whom Loyola is playing in the NCAA Final Four Saturday night. Some might say that out of loyalty to a Chicago team, you should boycott high-priced Michigan beers, but I'm not one of those. You'd see me in the background rubbing my hands and saying, "More for me, heh! Heh!"
I also note that Mikerphone Brewing
put up tickets for "Smells Like a Beerfest", a party for the release of their barrel-aged Smells Like Bean Spirit
imperial coffee stout, with pours from dozens of guest breweries, on April 28. Tickets went on sale Wednesday and sold out in minutes, although to be fair, they could only manage 500 guests. What I'm suggesting is, don't wait to try and snag these tickets:
at Solemn Oath
in Naperville is Saturday, June 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30 at their website.
Dark Lord Day
at Three Floyds
in Munster is Saturday, May 19. Tickets go on sale March 31 at Noon CDT, at eTix.com.
Oh, yes, and Easter. I've posted some Easter brunches in places known for a good beer list...
There may be another brewer in the Chicago area soon: Will County Brewing Co.
in Shorewood is pushing toward its final inspection this week, and could be open for business any time after that. The County of Will is quickly catching up to the rest of the Chicago area beerwise...
All too soon, Chicago Craft Beer Week
is ending. I'm publishing this page early and continuing to fill in events. Hoping we can all catch a break and enjoy some cold ones at home or with comrades this upcoming Memorial Day weekend...
We are close to Chicago's Opening Days (April 4 at home for the Sox, April 2 for the Cubs, then April 10 at home), with their attendant craft beer-centric celebrations. But meantime, it's Kentucky Breakfast Stout weekend! There's a Firkin Fest, and somebody mentioned Bacon (Fest)…...
Still punching in many extra hours over the week, and I spent most of Sunday trying to decide what burned out in Saturday’s thunderstorm: my modem or my router. Finally got the router people to tell me to ship it back; good thing I still have my 12-year old Apple AirPort. Which means I did... Read more »
Monday, June 20 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ♦ Forbidden Root Launches Lunch Forbidden Root Taproom, 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and brewpub in West Town, is excited to launch lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by executive chef Dan Weiland, is a lighter take on... Read more »
Monday, June 6 12:00 pm ♦ Local Option’s 30th Birthday Local Option, 1102 W. Webster Ave., Chicago (773) 348-2008 Celebrating 30 years of Excellence. This list features highly sought after fruited sours, bourbon barrel aged stouts, IPAs, and everything else in between. Signed and notarized doctors notes will be available for those who intend on... Read more »
So, Monday starts American Craft Beer Week, while Thursday kicks off Chicago Craft Beer Week, which, paradoxically, runs for ten days (May 19-28). Here I have the events for ACBW up to Thursday, to be followed by daily CCBW event updates. During American Craft Beer Week: May 16 – 22 Samuel Adams Tap Takeover Renaissance... Read more »