Posts tagged "Oktoberfest"

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 22-24
Congratulations to Daniel Bell of Chicago, who won the drawing for a pair of tickets to Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansion this weekend! See details below, tickets are still available! Once again, we have a very full calendar. I have tried to pare it down by listing some of the weekend-long events just of the Friday or Saturday that they start...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 18-21

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 18-21
The Oktoberfest period spills over into weekday events. And now the "pumpkin spice" beers are coming into the mix. And remember, this Wednesday at noon is the deadline to enter my drawing for a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Chicago Beer Mansion, this weekend! See the details and your chance to enter at this link...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 15-17

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 15-17
This may be my busiest Saturday for individual events, thanks to the many Oktoberfest celebrations going on. I've put in as many as I can that seem to have either local beer for some German imports, rather than just the usual "bucket of Buds." Have you entered my giveaway for tickets to Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansions, going on in this town next weekend? No? Then check this article...
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 8-10
Hey, while I was doing this and that, MyGrain Brewing Co. opened its doors on Thursday. Joliet had been one of the largest cities in the (non-Dry) United States that did not have a local brewer, but that's over with. And there are more brewers working to open there, too. MyGrain is open with beer and food at 11 am every day. They're in Joliet's Union Station at 50 E. Jefferson St., Suite 106. Phone 815-345-3339. Welcome aboard! We are in the thick of Oktoberfest weekends. I am including as many as I can find which might feature local beers or any good Oktos from across the sea! I'm watching for beer-centric events for watching the Bears. And soon, yes, soon, we'll be offering playoff baseball events...

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Tuberfest

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Tuberfest
The local Oktoberfest celebration was going on down the block this past weekend, so I had another chance to review an Oktoberfest beer that had been sent to me by the brewers’ PR rep for my comment. In the spirit of the season, I get to Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s One-Hitter 2016 series beer, Tuperfest. Lagunitas... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-22

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-22
Somehow I lost my latest draft of this piece, and have to re-edit. I am hoping to have this more automated so I can do more features and just have a window beneath each article with the day’s events. Let’s see if I can actually make that happen. Monday, September 19 5 Rabbit Tap Takeover... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 12 - 15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 12 - 15
This weekend will be among the busiest, what with Oktoberfests and fll festivals and whatnot. You can check my calendar link above for advance details. Monday, September 12 Jerry’s Closing Sale Jerry’s Wicker Park, 1938 W. Division, Chicago (773) 235-1006 It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our Wicker Park lease is... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 9-11
So, in the midst of all these Oktoberfests running through the next several weekends, we have the start of Bears football this weekend! All Weekend: German-American Fest Lincoln Square (Lincoln and Leland Aves.), Chicago Sponsored by Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., the 96th annual German-American Fest weekend kicks off Friday, with the official opening ceremony—a traditional... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Surly Fest

Beer by the Grill: Surly Fest
I offer my observation of another sign of “holiday creep:” as of Labor Day weekend, I have already had a Pumpkin Spice Latte, before I’ve had an Oktoberfest beer. Usually I only need one PSL a year to settle my curiosity, otherwise, another $5 gussied up hot chocolate is just not in my budget. But... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-8

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 5-8
The Labor Day weekend turns out to have been not quite as busy as this month, as dozens of brewers and bars are planning Oktoberfests in the weekends to come. Keep checking the calendar link above, or please let me know if I’ve missed your event! Tuesday, September 6 11:00 am ♦ Pipeworks Tap It... Read more »
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