Chicago Beer Weekend, March 25-27

Chicago Beer Weekend, March 25-27
Just when we thought we were past the pandemic-induced closures, there’s now word that the Rock Bottom in Bolingbrook has closed. Patch reported that management at Bolingbrook Promenade had been informed the location would close, but the actual date was not known until signs went up on its door March 16. The Rock Bottom had... Read more »

Brewer Spotlight: Southern Tier 2X IPA Series

Brewer Spotlight: Southern Tier 2X IPA Series
Join me now as I pop open some more beers that have been sent to me by the brewer for my comment. Southern Tier Brewing Company takes its name from its location in the “Southern Tier” row of counties lining the southern border of upstate New York. I knew this already, only because I lived... Read more »

Chicago Week in Beer, March 21-24

Chicago Week in Beer, March 21-24
The big event this week is the “Stronger Together Benefit Beer Fest“, being held at Eris on Monday. Over 40 brewers will be pouring to help raise funds for Twisted Hippo, which was devastated by fire last month. Just in case this site is not showing the frames, details are at the Tock link. Monday,... Read more »
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Chicago St. Patrick's Beer Weekend, Part 2: March 18-20

Chicago St. Patrick's Beer Weekend, Part 2: March 18-20
With St. Pat’s Day falling so close to the weekend, many places in Chicago have chosen to extend their festivities a few days afterward. And with March Madness Underway, there are more reasons for a beer! All Weekend (or, just Friday & Saturday) St. Paddy’s Weekend Party FibarooFIBS Brewing, 60 Howard Ave., Des Plaines, IL... Read more »

Chicago St. Patrick's Week with Beer

Chicago St. Patrick's Week with Beer
Finally into St. Patrick’s Day proper, so there’s a lot of stuff for Thursday. A lot of regular events, like trivia, that are scheduled week after week, may actually by postponed. Also this week, we have π Day (3/14) and the start of specials for March Madness. Surprisingly, the 312 Day celebration at Goose Island’s... Read more »

Brewer Spotlight: Chuch Street Brewing

Brewer Spotlight: Chuch Street Brewing
We’re well into the part of the craft beer scene where some brewers are celebrrating significant anniversaries, aren’t we? So let’s dip into a little Chicago-area brewer history. Church Street Brewing Company of suburban Itasca marks its 10th anniversary in 2012. And the kind folks from their have dropped off a mixed sampling of some... Read more »
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St. Patrick's Beer Weekend in Chicago, March 11-13

St. Patrick's Beer Weekend in Chicago, March 11-13
Lot of events going on, of course. I tried to keep it down to stuff in places known for good beer. Just having “green beer” doesn’t cut it. And serving “Irish Car Bombs” gets a big stink-eye from me. Early Warning: The Madison Homebrewers and tasters Guild has announced its ticket sales for Great Taste... Read more »

Chicago's Week with Beer, March 7-10

Chicago's Week with Beer, March 7-10
I had kind of thought there would be more St. Patrick’s Day-adjacent events, Monday, March 7 12:00 – 10:00 pm • 5th Annual Pulaski DayMaplewood Brewery & Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago (773) 270-1061 MapNiech żyje Pułaski! Pulaski Day is back and we’re doing it up right!Celebrate this year’s 5th Annual Pulaski Day at the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 4-6

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 4-6
Only a slight breather before the following St. Patrick’s Day activities, not to mention the likelihood of event for π Day (3/14) and maybe some 312 Day things. Friday, March 4 Hop Butcher ReleasesIron&Glass, 632 S. Weber Rd., Romeoville, IL (815) 782-5559 Map& Iron&Glass Minooka, 104 Ridge Rd., Minooka, IL (815) 255-2114 MapCheck out what Hop Butcher... Read more »
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Mardi Gras Week in Chicago Beer, February 28-March 3

Mardi Gras Week in Chicago Beer, February 28-March 3
Here we are at Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, if you will, and the start of Lent. Then starting the weekend with the St. Patrick’s Day parades. Monday, February 28 3:00 – 5:30 pm • Tap Room TriviaTemperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 MapJoin us every Sunday for trivia from 3-5:30 pm for... Read more »
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