This week, Two Brothers Brewing Company will launch the first new beer in its regular lineup in eight years. Wobble India Pale Ale is having its preview tapping Tuesday at The Bar on Buena (910 W. Buena Ave, Chicago). The official release celebration kicks off a month-long celebration at the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville, starting... Read more »
Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co., made a stop at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora Monday, to announce another premium in Stone’s Indiegogo campaign. Stone recently announced it will be the first American craft brewery to own and operate a brewery in Europe. They are also about to make a decision on where they... Read more »
Monday, October 21 12:00 – 6:00 pm ♦ Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Carving Flo and Santo’s Pizza, 1310 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago 312-566-9817 Kids get root beer drafts, pizza buffet and a pumpkin to carve, pumpkin carving expert on site. Adults get three Warsteiner Oktoberfest beers and a mug to keep, pizza buffet and a pumpkin,... Read more »
Okay, I've cracked a 2006 bottle of Founders' Devil Dancer Triple IPA, and thus fortified, I plow into the beeriest weekend of the year, so far. For a full calendar of CCBW events and for craft beer specials at over 200 establishments, click the button up top there...
Monday, Apr. 8 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ♦ 2013 Cubs Opening Day at Sheffield’s Sheffield’s, 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago (773) 281-1350 Join New Holland Brewing Co and Sheffield’s in SMOKING THE GOAT at this year’s home opener! 10:00 AM – Buffet Brunch 1:20 PM – Game and Lunch Start 5:00 PM – Post-Game... Read more »
The craft beer world is just a whirl, and I'm swimming to catch up. Here I can at least tell you what's going on. First off, Deschutes brings a new brew to town:
Deschutes Inversion IPA Pint Night & Launch Celebration
launches its 4th year round brew into the state of Illinois the week of March 11th. Come on out to be one of the first fans to enjoy a pint. Inversion IPA is a well balanced IPA with lots of citrus and hop flavors and aromas and will be a great addition to the Deschutes Brewery family of beers in Illinois...
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...
Your chances are dwindling to score tickets for Two Brothers Brewing Company’s 4th Annual Hop Juice Festival this weekend. The 4th annual event, which marks the release to Two Brothers’ Hop Juice Double India Pale Ale, has moved from the original Warrenville brewpub and will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at... Read more »
Monday, April 9 Gluten Free Feature Night Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204 Celiac disease affects one out of every 133 people. It is estimated that 97% of individuals with celiac disease are never diagnosed. In patients with celiac disease, the small intestine is damaged and it is unable to absorb specific nutrients.... Read more »
Another “Lost Weekend” for me, and not the booze-soaked Ray Milland type, either. Let’s just try to catch up with our main beer events, and check the ChiTownOnTap calendar for details about beer dinners, etc. Monday, March 26 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dark Night with Dark Horse Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773)... Read more »