Tag: Off Color Brewing

Chicago Craft Beer Week, January 6-9

Chicago Craft Beer Week, January 6-9
We are still in the easy time of recovery after Black Friday, Christmas and New Year's events in Chicago. I am again pushing a little ahead of schedule to get these listings out. Be sure to keep watching, because I'll be filling more events as they are scheduled! And the first big beer event of 2020, Chicago Ale Fest, is coming up Saturday the 11th. And I've been a little late in getting this news posted, but Fischman Public House has called it quits.The famed beer bar and package store had moved to a location in Six Corners in 2018, based on a promise of redevelopment for the storefronts around it. This developments never happened. That, and several other economic factors, has forced the Manchur family to throw in the towel. You can read their story on their Facebook page...

This Week in Chicago Craft Beer, November 18-21

This Week in Chicago Craft Beer, November 18-21
I am going to be HELLA busy in the next few days with actual paying assignments. So I am posting this on Saturday night, but will be adding to it afterward. I also need to get more events posted early for Black Wednesday, Black Friday, etc. Check the "Beer Calendar" button up top to get a preview. And I would be happy to post any information on establishments that are open for business on Thanksgiving Day, and anyone who's up for Christmas Day hours. As long as there's access to decent beer, let me know...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 11-13
We're still slowly running down the Oktoberfest season, and just now ramping up the brief period for Pumpkin Beers, then Halloween parties...
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Area Winners at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Area Winners at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival
Ten Chicago area brewers brought home medals at the Great American Beer Festival, in awards given out Saturday in Denver. The 33rd edition of the GABF competition saw 283 medals awarded in 107 categories. Judges examined 9,497 beers from 2,295 American breweries. The Juicy or Hazy IPA category was the most-entered for the second year... Read more »

Chicago Week in Craft Beer, October 7-10

Chicago Week in Craft Beer, October 7-10
I'm strangely worn out this evening, but I have gathered the week's events and posted them now. I will pull in the information on local winners from the Great American Beer Festival if I can...

Chicago Craft Beer Week, June 24-27

Chicago Craft Beer Week, June 24-27
I've left one event off this list because it's all sold out: The last bottle release for Goose Island's King Henry barleywine beer, which had been aged in Pappy van Winkle barrels previous used to age Bourbon County Stout. Tickets immediately sold out for the price of $200, which would get the attendee a 650 ml bottle of King Henry to take home, plus several 5 oz. pours of other Goose Bourbon County Brand barleywines. Sure, if you think you can score tickets, it's at the 1800 W. Fulton taproom, Monday the 24th, 7 to 10 pm. More details at Brown Paper Tickets. Even Goose Island's websites and Facebook page don't list this anymore. Because, I guess, why bother...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 21-24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 21-24
We are seeing the first pre-events February's Chicago Cider Week. There are also special beers from Off Color, Twisted Hippo, Light the Lamp, 3 Sheeps, DryHop, Lo Rez, Three Floyds Brewing Co. We also have Robbie Burns Night at Fountainhead, a Lumpen release party, and two big Stout events. Maybe this will help make up for the loss of Stout Fest at the late Quenchers Saloon...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 5-7

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 5-7
I’m punching this article out to make my usual Wednesday night post time, but will be adding a few events to it afterward. Got a big freelance project I need to get through as well. The Daily Herald reports that the Ram Restaurant & Brewery in Schaumburg has suddenly closed. No explanation has been offered... Read more »

Chicago Beer Events, July 9-12

Chicago Beer Events, July 9-12
This weekend shook out to be an all-Europe Cup, and at this writing I know it will include beer-loving countries England and Belgium. With France in the mix, it's like a fight among neighbors. I'll post last-minute schedules for watching in this article, while my main list of venues still holds...
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 28-31

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 28-31
I've learned that the "Monday holidays" have few, if any, beer related events, partly because many places in Chicago are closed on Mondays to begin with. But I may very well have more events to pop in, so keep checking back! A note to any European Union readers (yeah, I see I have one or two): As you know, the new General Data Protection Regulation has gone into effect, requiring web sites to update and prominently post their policy on user privacy and data collection. I'm informed our parent >>tronc<< (formerly the Tribune Company) has not managed to implement a compliant policy. So you may have trouble accessing this site. Which means you can't even read this notice. Sorry about that. Hope we'll be more accessible soon...
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