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Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale
What better way to defiantly ward off the last chilly weekend of winter than to fire up the grill, burn off last fall’s salmon plank and grill some burgers while enjoying a beer outside? Before the next cold front rolls in. Our first beer of grilling season, supplied to me by the brewer’s rep (disclosure),... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 4-7

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 4-7
Monday, January 4 6:00 – 9:00 pm ♦ Beer Wars: Coronado vs Ballast Point Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL Beer Wars occurs on selected Mondays. Every time a guest orders a beer from either competing brewery, you will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win some cool giveaways (bottle openers,... Read more »

More Craft Beers Mergers with a Chicago Face: Lagunitas & Virtue Cider

More Craft Beers Mergers with a Chicago Face: Lagunitas & Virtue Cider
Two craft brewers with a Chicago ties have undergone the merger route in the past four days. Tuesday morning, the beer world was hit with an announcement that Lagunitas Brewing Co., the Petaluma, CA-based beer maker with a huge Chicago brewery, had sold a 50% share to Heineken N.V., currently the world’s third largest brewing... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 23-26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 23-26
Just a quick pull from events I already had on my Chicago Craft Beer calendar. Got back from my niece’s wedding in the Des Moines area. I can report that the golf club where they held the wedding did not have any Iowa beers, but could set me up with a pint can of Two-Hearted... Read more »

Lagunitas Brewery Now Operating in Chicago

Y’know, I find I still get a lot of linkage for stories where I’m just passing along news that has been better reported, so here you go: Friday April 18 marked the opening of Lagunitas Brewery’s Chicago operation, as the first bottles of Lagunitas IPA rolled off the line. The brewery, founded in Pataluma, Califorrnia,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Super Bowl Weekend Events

Chicago Craft Beer Super Bowl Weekend Events
So, remember “Bud Bowl?” The early CGI commercials where bottles of Budweiser mixed it up during the Super Bowl. I see this year, their commercials won’t even show the beer, just horses and puppies. But I have a couple of better matchups for you below: Friday, January 31 Bell’s and the Blues Blues Bar BBQ... 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...

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18

Beeronaut's Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 15-18
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 »

Chicago Beer and Valentine's Events for Feb. 14

Chicago Beer and Valentine's Events for Feb. 14
It occurs to me that Valentine's Day this year falls during Lent. At least it's not right on Ash Wednesday like it will be in 2018. But if you want to be particularly observant (or cheap), you can claim to your date you want to do as the Monks did during Lent: abstaining from everything but beer!

Thursday, Feb. 14

V-Day Duvel Glass Promo Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043 Its Valentines Day! Bring your sweetie, buy 2 Duvels on tap & get a free art glass. These are great, limited glasses. After a couple drinks you can tolerate each other...
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Chicago Big Game Weekend Events, February 1 - 3

Chicago Big Game Weekend Events, February 1 - 3
Of course your favorite place is open for the S____ B___ (since I'm not an "official sponsor," I might get sued for using the name. But I found three events that add some more interest to a game that runs until all hours of the night...
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