It’s actually a low-key week, with Maplewood’s Pulaski Day celebration and beer release starting the week off around the Chicago area. We’ll also have some Women’s History Month events. Of course there’s a lot of events next week for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m trying to separate out events with nothing to offer but “green beer” or “Car Bombs.”
I’m also seeing more brewery and beer bar events hosted by local political organizations. Right now, my inclination is to post them on the list, but my standards for inclusion are entirely arbitrary and could change.
We need to note another closing in the Chicago beer scene: Scallywag Brewing, on Case Ave. in West suburban Westmont, announced they had closed on February 24. This was a nice storefront brewery with local art space, and locally roasted coffee in the morning. They opened in 2018.