Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, July 15-17

Chicago's Craft Beer Weekend, July 15-17
Kroll's Beer Garden, Berlin, 1900. If you cross your eyes, you can see the 3D.

Alert: If you’re still pining to visit the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison, WI this August 13, here’s your chance: The Chicago Beer Society is once again chartering two busses from the Chicago area that morning. Members get first draw of tickets, then the remainder go on sale July 15 at 10:00 am on Eventbrite. $120 gets you your GTOM and a bus that’s basically a four-hour bottle share. One bus each will depart from Goose Island Clybourn (1800 N Clybourn Ave., Chicago) and from Rock Bottom – Warrenville (28256 Diehl Rd, Warrenville, IL). I’ve been on the bus. It’s a blast!

Another sort-of buyout in the beer world this week. Avery Brewing of Boulder, CO has sold a minority stake in its brewery to Spanish brewing conglomerate Mahou San Miguel. The investment comes after Avery built a $30 million brewing campus, and has been cutting back on seasonal release to focus on year-round brands. Mahou San Miguel previously purchased a 30% stake in Founders Brewing in 2014. (Westword)

In more local news, Lake Effect Brewing has given up after six years on its plans to take over a firehouse in Jefferson Park as a new tap room and kitchen Owner Clint Bautz posted that many delays in permitting left the brewer with little time before the lease on the current space, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., expires. Instead, Lake Effect has leased a storefront in the Avondale neighborhood with plans to open by the first of the year. (BlockClubChicago)

Friday, July 15


Saturday, July 16


Sunday, July 17


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