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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 15-17

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 15-17
Almost done with Oktoberfest events, just in time for Halloween! We gain one, we lose one. Wild Onion had announced it was closing its Wild Onion Tied House in Oak Park, effective at the end of October. But storms over the past weekend caused a sewer backup and a power outage to their food storage,... Read more »

Chicago Memorial Weekend in Beer, May 28-30

Chicago Memorial Weekend in Beer, May 28-30

I'm popping this in late because of the crush of events scheduled for this weekend. But it's a good thing, since it indicates that we are slowly getting back to normal.

I will have Memorial Day events in my next post. Most places are closed on Monday already, but some will open especially for the Monday holiday, and others will have special events.


Chicago Craft Beer Week, February 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Week, February 10-13
Perhaps the big news of the week I'm posting this is a decision from the state of Illinois classifying bars and tap rooms as “Food Establishments,” even if there is no kitchen or food prepared on premises. As a result, establishments that had been friendly to bringing dogs to inside pubic areas will no longer be permitted. The exemption for service animals still applies. Outdoor beer gardens and sidewalk serving areas will also still allow pets. It may affect some events that are already scheduled, too. And we have some more brewery news: Chris DiBraccio, a partner in Willow Springs' Imperial Oak Brewing, was the son-in-law of the late Russell Brixie of Brixie's Beer Bar & Grill in Brookfield. DiBraccio bought Brixie's last year from Russell's widow, and has announced plans to convert the long-time dive bar into a second brewing location for Imperial Oak. The Riverside-Brookfield Landmark story has more details. It will be a bummer to lose Brixie's, a place with over 85 years of history, a great craft lineup, and maybe a fight  among patrons at any given night. But more brewing is a plus. Go see the place if you haven;t already...
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