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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 27-29

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, August 27-29
I’m still somewhat recovering from last week;s surgery, so I’m just going to dive into a more complete list of events, including, at last, the return of Beer Under Glass. All Weekend Nik & Ivy 1st Anniversary Bash!Nik & Ivy Brewing, 1026 S. State St., Lockport, IL 815-524-4857 MapCome celebrate our first successful year at Nik... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Liquid Love

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Still have a few more of the local “Black Is Beautiful” collaboration beers to review. I’ve had other matters at hand so I haven’t quite been able to keep doing one a day. That’s okay. There’s still two to go. And I have extra cans of the ones I’ve already reviewed, if there’s a trade... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 12-14

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, June 12-14
There's a lot of ground to cover before we get to the weekend but here goes: More restaurants and bars are opening cautiously in Chicago. But apparently that permission has not extended to breweries with only tap rooms, and no food license. If you live in Chicago, you may want to drop a polite note to the Mayor's office and your alderperson to remedy this situation. A new brewer is bringing out its cans this weekend: Liquid Love Brewing is a group of three brewers doing collaborations and contract beers. Their first release will be at the Prairie Krafts location in Buffalo Grove. Waiting on some more new brewers to come later. Apparently, the closed Argus Brewery in the far South Side has been listed for sale since May on Craigslist, but this was only brought to our attention this week. The asking price of $2.5 million covers the building, any remaining equipment, and Argus' intellectual property (brands). Josh Noel reports that there have been some inquiries. Now, a clarification. Brewers as a group make up a number of opinions and political persuasions, some of which play in to why they wanted to make their own beer in the first place. Nearly all brewers and managers of establishments have responded positively to the questions raised by the Black Lives Matter protests, which pledges to do better as businesses. But others have used the occasion to raise display some ugly personal views.  They have been called out by social media, as summarized this article in PorchDrinking.com. I have decided to continue posting events from everybody for now, and see where the chips fall...
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