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Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events

Chicago Black Wednesday/Thanksgiving Beer Events
All right. Every time I think I have gathered all the Black Wednesday and Black Friday events, still more pop up. The only thing to do now is to post this article early. And take a look: if you can't get in, or don't care to get in on some Bourbon County Stout releases, there  are a kegful of other beers pouring around Chicago! Robot fights? We got 'em...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 20-22

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 20-22
We are back to weekends with plenty of beer festivals, so let's get to them! BTW: If you have an event you'd like to see on this board, I do have a LOT of brewers and establishments "liked" on my Facebook feed, and if I find a Facebook event, that's easiest for me to save and transfer to my calendar (hardest are the events that are only shown as a JPG graphic). Or you can alsways drop me an email. Because of the MANY events in our busy beer scene, I've had to skip over live shows, trivia, yoga and paint classes, unless they involved a new beer being tapped. But I'm not hard & fast on that rule...

Illinois' Winning Brewers in the 2018 World Beer Cup

Illinois' Winning Brewers in the 2018 World Beer Cup
These were the seven Illinois beers, from seven different breweries, that won medals this week at the prestigious World Beer Cup 2018. The awards, announced Thursday as part of the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, are sometimes called the “Olympics of Beer Competitions,” held every other year. The Illinois winners were among the 8,234 beers... Read more »
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Chicago CBS Craft Beer Weekend, December 1-3

Chicago CBS Craft Beer Weekend, December 1-3
Usually around these parts, CBS means the Chicago Beer Society, the ancient order of homebrewers that puts on many on our favorite beer events. This weekend, CBS means Canadian Breakfast Stout, the maple syrup barrel-aged variation of Founders Brewing's Kentucky Breakfast Stout that goes on sale this weekend for the first time since 2011. I have many events below where it will be going on sale or on tap. There are more sale points at Lakeshore Beverage's release here, that will be added to this list after I've posted. Just so you're prepared: I am hearing estimates of around $25 per 750 ml bottle. And then, on the local beat, Sunday is when Half Acre releases its imperial stout, Big Hugs. And Werk Force awakens its BBA Stout, Sleepy Bear. Be safe driving out there...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 9–11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 9–11
Is this weekend going to be typical of the craft beer events available around Chicago all summer long? Could be! I count two "village" beer fest, five put on by brewers, and one offered by a bar. Plus more beer releases and things to do! Wednesday's Tribune has a Business article noting the current boom in brewery tap rooms, especially in our town. It includes a discussion about whether this is driving business away from local bars. (Chicago Tribune)...
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