Tag: Midwest Coast Brewing

Chicago Week in Craft Beer, September 20-23

Chicago Week in Craft Beer, September 20-23
There’s another new brewer starting up in what should be difficult times! Downtown Lake Villa should soon see the opening of 9th Hour Brewing. It’s a community support brewery, run by “Dave and Jim,” two teachers at Lakes Community High School. Their web site says the facility will also focus on education about various brewing... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 17-19

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 17-19
I have been spreading my “brand” my guesting on another beer blogger’s YouTube series! Check out “Rob (from the internet) talks about beer,” a series of YouTube videos where Rob, from Canada, video conferences with other beer fans about one style at a time. I just happened to sign up to talk about Pilsners, because... Read more »

Area Winners at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival

Area Winners at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival
A socially distanced Great American Beer Festival managed to get itself held this week. The Brewers Association managed to hold its festival virtually, with online workshops and other events. The week was highlighted by a judging of beers in 91 categories. This year, six brewers from Illinois took home the medals. Penrose Brewing’s Goofy Boots medaled... Read more »
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Beer Review: 4 More Black Is Beautiful Beers

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I’ve needed to catch up with the beer reviews I’ve already recorded for my “One Take Beer Review” YouTube playlist. And I have reviewed more of the Black Is Beautiful collaboration beer series, intended to raise funds and awareness for Black issues and social justice. My chance to catch up was the weekend before last,... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 27-29
I have yet another full slate of Oktoberfest style events. I also have the grand opening of one more Chicago brewer, Midwest Coast on the near West Side. And have you been to a "Big Lebowski" screening with beer? Here's another chance...
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