Category: beer events

Deep Wood Series Summer Release

My summer just got better, thanks to Revolution Brewing. It isn’t easy to find my favored style, big stouts, during the warm months. Revolution’s Deep Wood Series kicked off on July 21st, featuring three impressive beers – Thundertaker, Lumberstruck, and Coconut Deth. Thundertaker is an Imperial Rye Stout. This beer is a collab with Binny’s,... Read more »

A howling good time!

A  howling good time!
I don’t recall ever spending Halloween in the Loop, as I have always celebrated in Boystown. I wanted to do something different after seeing ads about Arts in the Dark. I ended up being downtown most of the weekend and experienced a fang-tastic time. I had three goals — eat, drink, and be scared. Parade... Read more »

Begyle knows my style

Begyle knows my style
How is it that I have never been to “Malt Row” until a couple of months ago? I blame this utter lack of knowledge on the city’s massive number of breweries, but hey, I am not complaining. Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout Stout releases called my name Begyle Brewing has showcased some impeccable stouts lately, which... Read more »
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Deep Wood Series Preview Party at Fatpour

I decided it was time to attend a Deep Wood Series preview party to avoid trying to drink all the exceptional beers at the Revolution Brewing release. It’s a good thing I did since I had to bail on the January event. I chose the preview party at Fatpour Tap Works in Wicker Park since this... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »

Halloween, Chicago Style

In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than Chicago for Halloween, even when Mother Nature *gifts* us with snow. Chicagoans take this holiday seriously and the entertaining North Halsted Halloween Parade is a solid indicator of that.  Off Color Brewing – Mousetrap went all out with their annual Dino S’mores Release/Costume Party. When I... Read more »
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Where to Drink Beer in Madison

Before you know it, summer will be a thing of the past. Now is the time to head north to my hometown of Madison, WI, where the craft beer scene is bulging at the seams.  Let’s begin with a focus on my favorite place to imbibe because I can’t get enough of their flavorful beer. Giant... Read more »

Activate Your Summer in the Loop

You know summer has materialized after attending the first Activate, hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. I’m more thrilled over these pop-up events than the season itself. In my own words, Activate is about locating a secret alley, partying with strangers who are as excited as you, jamming to live music, and being mesmerized by... Read more »

Rare Pipeworks Beer at Tuman's

I decided to make my own Illinois Craft Beer Week events based on places I have been wanting to visit with one exception. When I discovered Tuman’s Tap & Grill was hosting an event offering rare beers from Pipeworks, one of my favorite breweries, attending was a no-brainer. Tuman’s offers 28 tap lines with a... Read more »
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Who's Tapping What This Week

The staff at Bar on Buena took a field trip to one of my favorite Wisconsin breweries, Three (3) Sheeps, which is their featured brewery of the month. Currently on tap – Waterslides IPA and Cashmere Hammer Nitro Stout Tapping April 9 – Roll Out the Barrel Chardonnay Barrel-aged Golden Ale (Belgian Strong Pale Ale) Tapping April... Read more »