We have some more comings and goings to report this weekend: I didn’t get the information in time to post it on the schedule, but Knack Brewing & Fermentations held their grand opening last weekend in south Kankakee. Owners Matt and Emily Strysik, with their crew, served 755 beers over their first weekend, according to... Read more »
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 »
In the past week, I’ve collected 5 different examples of the “Black Is Beautiful” worldwide collaboration beers. My goal has been to shoot a video review of each one on consecutive days. Well, that idea has been slowed considerably. While I’ve gotten pretty quick at editing and posting videos, it’s writing the related article that... Read more »
So I've finally gotten a good list of events for Dark Day Weekend; including Dark Lord Day itself. I know, DLD is actually sold out, but there is a lot going on related to it. And there re so-o-o-o many other beer fests from Munster to Rockford.
I still need to plug in a few more Illinois Craft Beer Week events for Friday. I've been totally swamped with work that involves getting paid. But you can see what's going on, at illinoisbeer.org/icbw/
Still more Oktoberfest events. Meantime, we'll have the list of local winners from the Great American beer Festival in this blog shortly...
I might get caught up in another big project that will suck up the available time to work this blog. So let’s dive into another beer that I bought to review. I’ve had a few beers from Church Street Brewing in Itasca, most of which have been on tap. They must have a pretty decent... Read more »
While Oktoberfests are still going on, this week they're taking a bit of a break. But there will indeed be more fests, and local beer festivals in Chicago this weekend!
And you don't need me to tell you, but as of this writing (early Sunday), the Cubs could clinch the division as soon as Thursday. And the Sox just might finish up out
of the cellar...
Just a quick summary of craft beer news I’ve heard and not had much time to follow up on: FoBAB Documentary Following the release party Saturday evening, the IndependentBeer collective has posted their full documentary on the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer to YouTube. I have a link right here, or watch it... Read more »