Chicago's Week in Craft Beer, February 8-11
There is one more casualty of the beer business fall-off due, partially to COVID: The Hofbraühaus Chicago, in Rosemont, has closed its doors last week. According to the Daily Herald, the location had been going for eight years, but could not keep steady business going outside of Oktoberfest time. But the loss of business during the pandemic was the final straw. Owners Joe and Mike Matuschka indicated that they will reduce the restaurant space in the building and repurpose it as a pizza bar, keeping the brewery equipment. We are coming into the Valentine's Day weekend. A lot of places will be offering carry-out versions of traditional Valentine's dinners, with beer included, of course. When they had a deadline for ordering or pickup, I will try to get the announcement in the proper deadline date...