Posts tagged "Oktoberfest"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 23-25

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 23-25
Geeky Talk: Google has announced that it is changing the way it serves up data for programmers crunching it into their apps. To throw some non-beer tech stuff that I barely comprehend around, they are dropping support for XML and expecting everyone to start using their API. This may or may not take down my... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 16-18

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 16-18
Friday, October 16 12:00 pm ♦ Firkin Friday at Half Acre Half Acre Beer Co. Co., 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038 Every Friday we tap a 10 gallon firkin filled with one of our brews. The cask may be conditioned with hops, fruits, herbs, etc. Served via gravity-pour at cellar temperature and cask... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 9-11
Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10 Shoreline 10th Anniversary Weekend Shoreline Brewery, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City, IN 219-879-4677 $3 pints of Stellar Blue, Don’t Panic, Oktoberfest & Beltaine all weekend Live Music Friday – Gerry Hundt 9-1am ($3 cover at 10pm) Live Music Saturday – TBA Saturdays & Thursdays through October 31 Trick... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, Oktober 2–4

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, Oktober 2–4
This Weekend: Friday & Saturday 2nd Annual Lake Zurich Craft Beer Fest Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL Northwest suburban Lake Zurich will again celebrate autumn, as well as specialty microbrews, when its Craft Beer Festival returns for a second year. Held in the picturesque village’s equally scenic Henry J. Paulus Park,... Read more »
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