Category: Brewery

Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... 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 »

A Milwaukee Daycation

Milwaukee is a hidden jewel less than two hours from Chicago. Both cities have similarities including outstanding breweries, buzzworthy restaurants, and a prime location along Lake Michigan. It’s an easy daycation from Chicago, even if you don’t want to drive because you can take a bus or train. Goals For The Day I had four... Read more »
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A Bevy of Murals and Beer at District Brew Yards

My visit to District Brew Yards is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new blog title and content. My greatest passion is street art; therefore, I wanted that to be inclusive in the blog. The next few posts may be heavy on art since I have a lot of cool material to share. Colorful Murals The... Read more »

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 »

Dive in at Local Option

As Joan Jett would say, I love rock ‘n’ roll. Local Option is a solid place to imbibe on first-rate craft beer while listening to legendary soundtracks like Aerosmith. This metal-themed dive bar in Lincoln Park is a great place to play headbanger while salivating over the 25+ unique beers listed on the chalkboard. You would... Read more »
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Excellent Beer & Vegan Tamales in Pilsen

A last minute decision to head to Pilsen rewarded me with the discovery of a kickass brewery. It was a beautiful Sunday and I was excited for the stroll, as I also had street art on my mind. Lo-Rez Brewing turned out to be the kind of place where everyone can feel welcome including yogis,... Read more »

Who's Tapping What This Weekend

Who’s tapping what this weekend? Get ’em before they are gone! Hopleaf Bar Hopleaf is tapping some coveted/rare coffee stouts at noon on Sunday, March 31. Monday is April Fool’s Day, so a good day to call in sick perhaps? Mornin’ Latte from Toppling Goliath Coffee Dino S’mores from Off Color Most Important Beverage from... Read more »

CRAFT BEER IS EVOLVING IN VEGAS

I might be the only person on the planet who goes to Las Vegas with the intention of not gambling. I didn’t so much as drop a coin into a slot machine. This adventure was a brief interlude from winter to savor the warmer temps, sun, and palm trees. Of course, I also went to drink... Read more »
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Who's Tapping What This Week

My newest goal is to share weekly unique tappings and/or events at some of my favored establishments. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery Celebrate their 2nd birthday on Friday, March 8th, with special tappings to include: Darkness by Surly (Russian Imperial Stout with a BA rating of 4.48) Lunch by Maine  (IPA with a BA rating... Read more »