Tag: Around the Bend

Burnt City, 2 Other Brewers Open District Brew Yards

Burnt City, 2 Other Brewers Open District Brew Yards
I’ve gotten some news releases that I need to just pump out here, so here’s one: In February, Burnt City brewing closed its Lincoln Ave, brewpub and bowling alley space, and its packaging brewery in the former Jay’s Potato Chip plant on the South Side, after announcing they needed to refocus their strategy in the... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, March 22-24
The big thing for this weekend is that tickets are going on sale Saturday at noon for Dark Lord Day, being held May 18 at Three Floyds Brewpub. Meantime, there's some good news: Moody Tongue Brewing has announced they will be expanding by leasing the building that previously held Baderbräu. As it turns out, all of Baderbräu's brewing equipment was auctioned off, but Moody Tongue has already begun installing stainless, including moving their existing tanks once they've been emptied. Josh Noel, of course, has the story. Chicago Tribune...

Local Beer Review: Around the Bend Puffing Billy

Local Beer Review: Around the Bend Puffing Billy
My bad: I admit my bottle was from, um, last year. But it was still good. Wouldn’t have written it up if it wasn’t. I was Tweeted at by Around the Bend, who explained that they are now partner brewing with Burnt City. They now sell in cans, and on many draft accounts. And they’re... Read more »
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Arcade Brewery Closes, Ale Syndicate on the Bubble

Arcade Brewery Closes, Ale Syndicate on the Bubble
Another shakeup in Chicago’s brewing scene unfolded Monday morning. Chris Tourre of Arcade Brewery sent the following email to their retail accounts: Good Morning Retailers, We wanted to inform you that Arcade Brewery will be closing effective immediately. Given the circumstances in our facility that halted our production and the inability to come to terms... Read more »

Local Craft Beer Review: Around the Bend Silk Road

Local Craft Beer Review: Around the Bend Silk Road
Friday night was a wonderfully cool preview of autumn nights to come. So what a great time to just sit out late at night, and pop open a new craft beer. I’ve been slowly attempting to try at least one beer from every brewery in Chicago and its environs. It’s a tough job, but I’m... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 8-11

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 8-11
I had a bit of a birthday weekend this past. Got to see the Lagunitas Beer Circus for myself, and I hope to have some photos for you shortly. Meantime, this week, we have another new brewer debuting, and a recent brewer making the move into bottles. Check my calendar at the link above to... Read more »
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