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Craft Beer Preview: Bell's Rind Over Matter

Craft Beer Preview: Bell's Rind Over Matter
I’ve got a lot of stuff to write. Not just beer reviews, but… stuff. So I’m doing what I like to do best, first, posting a beer review. Bell’s Brewing of Kalamazoo, MI (okay, their production brewery is in Comstock Township, but that’s here and there) has sent a package of Rind Over Matter, with... Read more »

Chicago Week in Beer, June 28-July 1

Chicago Week in Beer, June 28-July 1
It’s usually a quiet week as we head into a July 4 weekend. Some places will have Independence Day events, others might close for the holiday. But we will also be adding events as they come in, including more fundraisers for Skeleton Key. Monday, June 28 No events for today.But please check back, we update... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 15–17

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, February 15–17
I am still sweeping up from all the last-minute Valentine's events I plugged into the previous calendar. Just enough time to punch this one out while I work on some "overview" pages from some local breweries. It's a new thing I'm trying. I also hope to get ahead of schedule on St. Patrick's weekend events. I may have to decide to be more selective in what gets listed: I already left out those that offer nothing but green-dyed megabrews. Is it enough just to say you have Guinness on tap, or do we need something more? We'll see...
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Chicago Beer Events, June 18-21

Chicago Beer Events, June 18-21
I had a nice collections of classic Guinness ads with a soccer theme, but there's drawback in that ireland isn't in the World Cup. No luck scouring for other vintage international football beer ads, but we'll see what the future brings. Meatime, I'm still watching for beer places with a full futbol schedule to write up here...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 21-24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 21-24
Yes, the Oktoberfests just keep on coming! Monday, September 21 6:30 – 9:30 pm ♦ Great Divide Raffle Firkin, 515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL (847) 367-6168 A very special vinyl night! We will be pouring the brand-new Great Divide 21st Anniversary Sour Ale, along with last year’s 20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Strong Ale brewed with... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 4-7

Looks like the main theme of this week is a new round of Bell’s sampling, including Wheat Love, a Barley Wine with eight different kinds of wheat making up 55% of its malt bill; in its first appearance since 2005. You have my recommendation to check it out. And tickets are still available for the... Read more »
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Tribes Ultimate Beer Bout III lineup announced, UBB IV planned

UPDATE, Dec. 8: Niall reports that Founders Vice President Dave Engbers will attend Saturday’s Ultimate Beer Bout, and he’ll be bringing a keg of their prized Kentucky Breakfast Stout! The Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout will replace harvest Ale in the Founders lineup, though Harvest Ale will still be available for sale. They have secured... Read more »

Bell's Batch 10,000 heading to stores this week UPDATE

Bell's Batch 10,000 heading to stores this week UPDATE
For years now, Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo has marked every 1,000th batch they brew with special, never-to-be-repeated beers in what’s become known as the “Batch” Series. Each beer, labeled simply as “Bell’s Batch 5,000,” “6,000,” etc., has become highly sought after, and is often bought in quantity by beer lovers for cellaring. At first, the... Read more »
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