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After a year off due to COVID, The Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Fest is back and hosting an in-person, live screening at Burning Bush Brewery, 4014 N. Rockwell St., Chicago (Map). The short film festival features independent filmmakers from across the globe – as well as local Chicago filmmakers – and gives attendees a... Read more »
Starting in July, we will see the first releases from one of the largest brewers’ collaborations in the country. The Black is Beautiful initiative was started by Weathered Souls Brewing of San Antonio, TX. The idea was hatched shortly after the George Floyd murder as a way to make positive contributions to each brewer’s local... Read more »
Hey, time for another local beer that can be easily picked up for carryout, or ordered for curbside or delivery. Hopewell Brewing is a packaging brewer at 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. In more public times, they’d have a taproom with no kitchen, but deliveries available from nearby restaurants, and scheduled brewery tours. Their... Read more »
Santa has put out the presents and eaten the cookies and candy left for him, and the guinea pigs, I mean reindeer, have munched on the carrots. Time to grab one last beer whose label suggests Christmas, even if its name doesn’t. Lagunitas Sucks is one of those beers Lagunitas Brewing has sent to me... Read more »
I have a little time now between long, long calendar articles about ICBW and Dark Lord Day to slip in a beer. It’s a special edition that I picked up in March, so I’d best write it up while it’s still available. Two Brothers Artisan Brewing celebrates their 22nd anniversary this year. Starting out as... Read more »
Hey, while we are offering our salaams to Burnt City, Bold Dog and Around the Bend for opening their new shared space, the District Brew Yards
, we should also note that Scallywag Brewing
has now opened at 41 Cass Ave. in Westmont. That's just north of the Metro tracks in downtown, and now give the BNSF line five
stops with brewers at them.
Meantime, there are some beer events centered around Chicago's Star Wars Celebration
, and Record Store Day
. Every event is made better with beer...
If you lose the battle, buy out the war. Belgian-owned brewer Anheuser-Busch buys out original Czech brewer for its claim to the “Budweiser” name.
Friends, I believe we have a winner for best new holiday glug. California based food writer Randy Clemens has fooled around with a recipe for Beer Nog, using a strong dark beer, and proclaimed it tasty. Check the link in the title above and see what you think!
My family and I got to have dinner at Q-BBQ, an eatery just south of Ogden Avenue at 70 S. LaGrange Road. We had visited downtown LaGrange before, and been impressed with its assortment of local shops and restaurants. Almost by design, the chain places like Chipotle, Noodles & Co. are all clustered around Ogden... Read more »
Beer can Christmas Tree, flickr photo by jessiehart For the first time in 18 months, I have a stretch of Chicago beer calendar dates with only one event. Of course that stretch of days happens to cover Christmas, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day (I think), and so many places are just closed down. But what... Read more »