Another pioneer in the craft beer world has gone the way of all… periodicals. All About Beer magazine started in 1979, three months before Sierra Nevada Brewing got off the ground. After nearly 40 years, it’s closing up shop. The magazine had earlier absorbed Draft magazine, but, according to sources, suffered from financial mismanagement. It offered many... Read more »
So now that we're into weekend-long Oktoberfests, I still need to work out how to present events that take up two or three days. Have a full summary the first day and have the following days' listings refer back to it? Just show the event once and note that it runs over more than one day? Well, I'm working this out...
We're into the official start of Oktoberfest, which the Germans moved to September long ago so it wouldn't get in the way of harvest). Revolution Brewing launches Oktoberfest events all across Chicago on Thursday...
I’ve been hoping to get out to a White Sox game and check out the craft beer options they added last year. And their PR people have been offering to have me out as a guest. So, as it turns out, I’m finally able to take them up toward the end of the season. But... Read more »
The Big Star restaurant in Wrigleyville kicked off the baseball season with a new pineapple Radler, made in collaboration with Revolution Brewing. But they’ve waited until summer to have the official launch party for the brew: July 14 at 5 pm, at 3640 N Clark St., across from Wrigley Field. Laurent Lebec, Bar Manager for... Read more »
This week sees Revolution
hosting a "This Crazy Winter" campaign to collect winter gear and canned food for the homeless, with the reward to donors of Revolution swag and draft specials. The first few such events are listed here, while the campaign across Revolution's distribution area is described at their web page
Meantime, will the long-in-the-works Eris Brewery and Cider House
finally open this week at 4240 W. Irving Park? Eater Chicago posted an article
suggesting that might happen, and Eris shared it on their Facebook page. I think that counts as a "maybe...
I've run a little behind getting this posted, partly because I keep finding more events to put in, and because I've been fighting a fever since last night. Luckily I have the listing for Black Wednesday
and Black Friday
already set up, and I am still adding events to those listings as well...
Saturdays, I’m usually working out the calendar for the week ahead, and it’s coming up. But I’ve got beers in the fridge and meat in the freezer, and I need to make some meals ahead of time for next week. So here goes with a beer I bought myself to review. Revolution Brewing’s REVved Up... Read more »
Sigh. I am still trying to squeeze in my article about the Lagunitas Beer Circus, surely long out of date, but hey, I got pictures. Maybe tomorrow. But here’s your dance card for this week. Tuesday, June 16 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm ♦ #eleventhtaptuesday at Solemn Oath Solemn Oath Taproom, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179,... Read more »
Monday, April 7 5:00 – 10:00 pm ♦ Pints for Pets at Jerry’s Jerry’s – Andersonville, 5419 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 796-3777 Jerry’s Andersonville is having a fundraiser to help out the folks at Famous Fido’s Pet Rescue. Famous Fido seeks to make Chicago a No Kill city where every adoptable companion can find... Read more »