Just two months after Cademon Brewing in Geneva was forced to close over missed tax payments, they have reopened thanks to an IndeGogo funding campaign. The campaign’s premiums were presented Feb. 18 at a “Second Wind Day.” Tangled Roots Brewing in Ottawa will be releasing a pale ale that it claims may be the first... Read more »
More of the Chicago craft brewing merry-go-round. Like Minds Brewing, which is moving its brewpub to Milwaukee, has sold the lease on its brewery to Finch Beer, which had earlier announced it was looking for a new brewing space. Like Minds will make its barrel-aged and wild beers in Milwaukee, and has contracted its regular... Read more »
Monday, November 30 7:30 pm ♦ “Chicago’s South Side” Viewing Party Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW Bring your South Side pride to our Nov. 30 Viewing Party! HTH and Neil are featured in a new documentary by WTTW and Geoffrey Baer called “Chicago’s South Side”. Airtime is 7:30 pm (You... Read more »
So you missed out on Stoutfest and couldn’t score tickets to Dark Lord Day. Look here, and look to the future. There seem to be more big stouts in smaller venues! Maybe I haven’t mentioned it much this year, but Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout is wandering around this town’s taps right now! Monday, Mar. 18... Read more »
As if this full week’s schedule weren’t enough, there’s this Saturday’s sold-out Day of the Living Ales, and the still-available Windy City BREWHAHA. Monday, Feb. 25 5:00 pm ♦ Sun King’s NW Indiana Launch Party Beer Geeks, 3030 45th St., Highland, IN (219) 513-9795 Come out and join us in welcoming Sun King Brewing to... Read more »
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...
Friday, Jan. 18 Oskar Blues tasting Binny’s Beverage Depot, 69 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL (847) 870-9890 Binny’s will have some Oskar Blues beers to sample. 5:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Firkin Friday: Ruddles Country Ale The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701 Our Firkin Friday Series features a different cask... Read more »
Personally, I thought I was going to be able to avoid this end of the world bullhockey, but the craft beer community has been turning it into an excuse to drink good beer. No one’s offering specials on buckets of Bud to toast the end of the world. So I’ll have a special article shortly... Read more »
First order of business is to recognize my fantastic teammates with the ChicagoNow Trivia Challenge Team #1. Say "Hey" to T.R. Slyder
, Reggie Nievera
, Curtis Shaw Flagg, Exavier Pope
, Kelley Farrell
and Kaley Mullin
Once again, we pulled off a last second squeaker to beat teams from the likes of Crain's Chicago Business and WBEZ to win the AAJA
-Chicago Trivia Bowl Saturday afternoon! This year we fielded a second ChicagoNow team, all of whom were new to the grind of trivia tournaments. They came in a respectable ninth.
Here are my selected highlights for the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Nearly
all beer venues are closed on Thanksgiving Day. I only know the Tribes Alehouse
in Tinley Park and Mokena will be open, and others may be, so be certain, of course, to call ahead to your favorite venue if the turkey gets ruined.
I will have a "Black Friday Weekend" calendar page up soon. Just a note: if you wanted to go to the Black Friday event at Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub, that is sold out...