Tag: Forbidden Root

Black Friday Weekend in Beer, November 26-28

Black Friday Weekend in Beer, November 26-28
Here we are, the biggest beer shopping day of the year. No doubt you’ve read Josh Noel’s Tribune article on establishments that have had issues with Goose Island’s policies of Bourbon County Stout; so they have “alternate celebrations” with other brewers’ beers. I have tried to cover them all. It comes to 62 Friday events... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 29–February 1

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 29–February 1
This is still the calm before a crowded February, bringing a Super Bowl weekend, and then Mardi Gras, which this year is the day before Valentine's Day...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 28-31

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 28-31
Now is a good time to remind you that tickets for the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers go on sale September 14, at the link in the line above. Chicago's biggest celebration of wood and cask-aged beers will take place November 10 & 11 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt in Chicago. There's also more at FoBAB's Facebook Event page...
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Beer by the Grill: Forbidden Root Money on My Rind in Riedel Beer Glass

Beer by the Grill: Forbidden Root Money on My Rind in Riedel Beer Glass
I’ve been backed up up with writeups of beers once again. This was done out by the grill on a rainy July 30. And I’m sampling both a beer and a glass that was sent to me for my comments. Saturday afternoon, and I see we may have a few hours between raindrops. So I’m... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20 - 23

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20 - 23
Monday, June 20 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ♦ Forbidden Root Launches Lunch Forbidden Root Taproom, 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and brewpub in West Town, is excited to launch lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by executive chef Dan Weiland, is a lighter take on... Read more »

Local Beer Preview: Forbidden Root Heavy Petal

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Time to post a video about a local beer, I think. I squeezed this one in to YouTube a week or so ago, and now I’ve got a few minutes to write it up. Forbidden Root, the botanical brewers in Chicago, have embarked on a new series of specialty brews, available for a limited time... Read more »
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