Chicago's Week in Beer, April 18-21

Chicago's Week in Beer, April 18-21
Turns out there was not as much Easter activity going on as I had planned. But it turns out the busy beer day in April is 4-20. How times have changed. Monday, April 18 Tuesday, April 19    Wednesday, April 20 Thursday, April 21

Beer Preview: Sixpoint The Crisp

Beer Preview: Sixpoint The Crisp
Time to take the plunge into another beer. This is another one that has been sent to me by the brewer’s reps for my comment. Sixpoint Brewery was start in 2004 in Brooklyn, by Manhattanite Andrew Bronstein and Wisconsinite Shane Welch. The two met while classmates at the University of Wisconsin. Welch, a former homebrewer,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Easter Weekend, April 15-17

Chicago Craft Beer Easter Weekend, April 15-17
I’ve pretty much gotten my calendar back the way I wanted it: by entering new events in my Google Calendar, they are instantly added to the dates below. Apologies for making you scroll through some of the longer date entries. But I also seem to have my SEO chops going; now picking up dozens of... Read more »
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Local Beer Review: MyGrain Stateville Stout

Local Beer Review: MyGrain Stateville Stout
Here’s a beer that I bought myself, just so I could try it, and maybe write about it. Back in 2015, Headquarters Beercade had a series of #BrewAndA interviews through Twitter, with various brewers and beer media people. In my interview, I discussed what parts of the Chicago metro still needed a new brewer, and... Read more »

Chicago's Week in Beer, April 11-14

Chicago's Week in Beer, April 11-14
As I indicated before, I think I’ve finally got the security issues on my Google Calendar app worked out. So now, if a last0minute beer event comes in, I can pop it into the Calendar and it appears here immediately. Now, I’m noticing that most of the weekday calendar is filled with trivia contests. Well,... Read more »

Beer Cuisine: Bixby Nut Brittles with Allagash Beers

Beer Cuisine: Bixby Nut Brittles with Allagash Beers
Got another item that’s beer-related, which was sent to me for my comment. You know doubt know of many recipes using beer, in bread, chili, and just about anything else where it can lend some malty sweetness. Bixby Chocolate of Rockland, Maine, has partnered with Allagash Brewing Co. To offer a line of three nut... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 8-10
Hooray! I finally got the issue with my amateur hour Google Calendar app straightened out. All it took was hanging on the Discord group for my carrier’s tech support. They helped my figure out that I was trying to simply the file structure of my web page, and I had just moved the app files... Read more »

Chicago Week in Beer, April 4-7, Plus Illinois Craft Beer Week News

Chicago Week in Beer, April 4-7, Plus Illinois Craft Beer Week News
Sigh. I’ve smushed up my calendar app but good. And I am off for this weekend, so I can only post a truncated version of the calendar with some select events. However, I can report that the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, has set the dates for this year’s Illinois Craft Beer Week. The event runs... Read more »

Chicago Beer Weekend, April 1-3

Chicago Beer Weekend, April 1-3
Update: Oh, hell’s bells! I was fooling around with my web hosting and somehow managed to blow out my security setting for all of my account. That means I can’t use my happy little Google Calendar tool. So this weekend’s events go back to the “longhand” version, while I try to figure out what I... Read more »
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Chicago Week in Beer, March 28-31

Chicago Week in Beer, March 28-31
I believe I have worked the kinks out of bringing back my tiny app to post beer content directly from my Google Calendar. Again, if you see ERROR notes instead of my fancily-formatted listings below, please let me know through the email link! In return, I’ll be able to add late-breaking events almost instantly. I... Read more »
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