Well, Daylight Savings just hit me harder than I thought it would. I thought I had gotten enough sleep Sunday morning, but all day long it was, like, "Who the hell moved the Sun!?"
Ravinia Brewing Company's
plans to build a brewpub in Highland Park have been delayed after the Ravinia Festival sent a request for them to pay a fee to license the "Ravinia" name. The story in the Chicago Tribune
notes that the name "Ravinia" was first applied to a village annexed to Highland Park in 1988, and that other restaurants in the area have been using the "Ravinia" name with no issues.
Meantime, it's a busy week: first "312 Day" for Goose island fans, "Pi Day" for math fans, and coming up to St. Patrick's Day. I'll get a weekend event listing posted shortly, for as many events that I can find that offer something beside Green Lite beer and "Car Bombs". And by the way: St. Patrick's" is okay, "St. Pat's" and "St. Paddy," too. But "Patty" is a girl's name...
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
While I’m punching out this article a little earlier, I am still adding content to the Google Calendar that feeds this page. If you’ve got the parades and giant green leprechaun hats out of your system, there are still plenty of St. Patrick-themed events this weekend. And you don’t need dispensation from me to eat... Read more »
So the green Chicago River has already come and gone, leaving just the actual St. Patrick's Day coming up on Friday. What might be happening in the week leading up to this day? Look below.
As always, there may be more last minute events being added to this calendar, so check back often...
Before we get into the two weekends that mark St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, we even have a craft beer event for Pulaski Day. That may be helpful as you ponder why your grade school kid gets the day off, but your high school kid doesn't. Or is that the other way around?
And in the continuing brewers' merry-go-round, John J. Hall will become brewmaster at Metazoa Brewing Co.
in Indianapolis. Hall made his mark brewing for Goose Island
(no relation to GI founder John Hall), then ran brewing at 5 Rabbit
before this appointment. Metazoa is known for its pet-friendly facility, and for donating portions of its proceeds to animal and wildlife organizations. (Indianapolis Star
It’s time again to run through some beer themed to an upcoming holiday. Too close to Mardi Gras to get around to that, but I should be able to get a nice round of Irish styles in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve got some to start with, sent to me by Louis Glunz Beer... Read more »
Since I am spending St. Patrick’s at home putting together this weekend’s event listing, I thought I’d open an appropriate beer. After writing about beers that people have sent to me, I wanted to drop in one that I bought myself. Partly because the can design was pretty neat. 4 Hands Brewing Co. of St.... Read more »
While faux-Irish are swilling green beer and “car bombs,” here’s where you can get a piece of sanity and decent beer, and no “Chi-Rish.” Monday, March 14 2:00 pm ♦ Wow, 1 whole year! Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085 1 year anniversary party is in the works!... Read more »
So now that the weekend and parades and such are out of the way, here are some more chances to celebrate, but please, celebrate sensibly! And watch this space for news of discount tickets to an upcoming festival! Monday, March 16 4:30 – 7:00 pm ♦ St. Patrick’s Day Event at Kenwood Liquors Kenwood Liquors,... Read more »
You bet it’s been hard to winnow down all the events going on this weekend and next Tuesday. I simply had to put my foot down and declare that you’ve got to have better than green beer or buckets of “Chi-Rish” Lite beer to get on this list. But I still may have slipped. Friday,... Read more »