Posts tagged "Surly Brewing"

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 »

Craft Beer Preview: Surly Brewing Ten

Craft Beer Preview: Surly Brewing Ten
I missed my goal of writing three anniversary beers over three nights of the July 4th weekend—the country’s 240th anniversary. But I needed to get my regular calendar listing out. And over the weekend, I realized that I, who was a high school kid during the Bicentennial, just might be looking forward to the USA’s... Read more »

Beer by the "Goolie:" Surly #MERICA!

Beer by the "Goolie:" Surly #MERICA!
Here’s another in the series wherein I open a beer that has been sent to me by the brewer’s rep for my consideration. With the understanding that this is why I got free beer. No doubt you’ve had it up to there already with the foofarah about the cheap campaign by Annheuser-Busch to replace the... Read more »
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Craft Beer Preview: Surly Brewing Todd the Axe Man

Craft Beer Preview: Surly Brewing Todd the Axe Man
Time to make a dent in my beers sent to me for comment. Let’s start with a hoppy number by Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Co.: Todd the Axe Man India Pale Ale. This metal-headed beer started as a collaboration in 2014 between Surly and Amager Bryghus of Denmark. The beer was a tribute to Surly’s brewer... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 4-6

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 4-6
.I’m informed the ticket link I had before for Night of the Living Ales was a dud. I also see that there still may be tickets for the evening session. See below for details. Friday, March 4 11:00 am – 2:00 am ♦ Chicago’s Birthday Tap Takeover The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 24-27

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 24-27
Another quick one this week that may have skipped a few. I may try to work in any missed items as I go along. The rush is because I spent the weekend retrieved my daughter from a week of spoilage at grandma’s house in Iowa. And I got to finally stock up of some sought-after... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend with Surly, November 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend with Surly, November 22-24
After finishing the ChicagoNow Blogapalooza challenge of getting a topic and one hour to write about it (oh, here’s my story), it’s time to get back to my regular business: Friday-Saturday, November 22-23 Ale Quest Medieval Craft Beer Festival Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 2001 N Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL (888) 935-6878 Global Scene Productions... Read more »

Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21

Craft Beer Events with Surly, November 18-21
Let’s start off with the return of Minneapolis extreme brewers Surly to Chicago: Monday, November 18 Northdown Cafe & Taproom, 3244 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 697-7578 Welcome back to Chicago Surly Brewing Company. To help celebrate their return to our amazing city, we’ll be tapping their flagship beer, Furious. We see a “sick” day... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 3 - 6

Things are a little light this week, what with management and staff still recovering from Chicago Craft Beer Week. So after the few events I’ve been able to glean, I have a list of upcoming events that you may want to plan ahead for. Wednesday, June 5 11:00 am ♦ Lions, Tigers and Beers 2013!... Read more »
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Beeronaut Chicago weekend, March 23 to 25

Beeronaut Chicago weekend, March 23 to 25
Friday, March 23 SmallBar’s Friday Fish Fry SmallBar Fullerton, 1415 W. Fullerton, Chicago (773) 525-2727, SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division, Chicago (773) 772-2727. SmallBar has two special fish dishes available Fridays during Lent. Chef Justin White takes the “Friday Night Fish Fry” to whole new level with these hand-crafted plates. These special meals also include... Read more »
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