Chicago Craft Beer Father's Day Weekend, June 19-21

Chicago Craft Beer Father's Day Weekend, June 19-21
I didn't have a lot of media with the keyword "Father," so here ya go. From a 1914-15 series of Anheuser Busch ads on the Founding fathers. And hey, the kids dig Hamilton these days! Scan from Brookston Beer Bulletin.

I have not yet been overwhelmed by announcements of  Chicago brewers opening their outdoor taprooms once they were given the green light. Some just popped out the “Open” sign, others still need to get their spaces worked out.

My weekend list of events is nearly back up to pre-isolation levels, thanks to Father’s Day brunches and carryouts. I’ve also added a lot of live music events, just to mention places that are indeed open. As we get on into summer, and barring any relapse in our area infectiousness, I might go to re-focus strictly on beer events. Meanwhile, some of these weekend carryout deals will be cutting off orders by Thursday, so please take a look at them now.

Could Rock Bottom be coming back? In the past weeks, Craftworks Holdings, the bankrupt company that oversaw the brewpub chain and the Old Chicago restaurants, was acquired by SPB Hospitality. This firm, an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, has already listed the Craftworks concepts on its website. SPB group acquired the brands for $93 million in waived debt and assumed liabilities. Other Craftworks concepts include Gordon Biersch, ChopHouse & Brewery, and Big River Grille & Brewing Works. The grapevine suggests that Rock Bottom locations in our area are shooting for a late June opening. Could it be? They furloughed all of their staff, and so would have to start from scratch, including bringing on brewers.

Friday, June 19

Saturday, June 20

Sunday, June 21

Filed under: Beer Calendar

Tags: Donuts, Father's Day, Phase 3

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