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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 »

Brewer Spotlight: Great Central Brewing

Brewer Spotlight: Great Central Brewing
I’ve gotten another chance to highlight several beers which one brewer has brought me to describe. This time around: Great Central Brewing Co. Great Central is located at 221 N. Wood St., in the Chicago Brewing District. It was founded by David Avram and Conor McFerran, opening in 2015 as a “collaborative” brewery, doing client... Read more »

Chicago Week in Beer, October 11-14

Chicago Week in Beer, October 11-14
Pushing to get this article into production. Oktoberfests are slowly winding down, just in time for Halloween beer events. There is surprisingly more expansion to come in the local beer scene. Black & Gray Brewing in East Dundee has announced they will be expanding, nearly doubling their taproom space and tripling production. Could store distribution... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 8-10
The shortest brewery crawl in the western suburbs will be coming to an end. Two Fools Cider at 1665 Quincy Ave. Naperville, just across the parking lot from Solemn Oath, announced that they would be moving shortly. In a Facebook post, Two Fools said only that they had outgrown their production space and taproom, and... Read more »

Week in Chicago Craft Beer, October 4-7

Week in Chicago Craft Beer, October 4-7
What to talk about during another easy-going week between Oktoberfest weekends? How about Dark Lord Day? Yes, the original “Whalez” event returns to Three Floyds Brewing Co. Pickup dates are November 11-14 at the brewery. That’s right. Rather than the long lines, beer sharing and metal bands of previous DLDs, this year’s event will simply... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 1 - 3

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, October 1 - 3
I finally was able to set up a local server on my computer to read the primitive app I used to pull and format events from my Google Calendar. The server hosting the original at MarkMcDermott.com has been down for a week now, which just goes to show that free hosting is worth every penny.... Read more »
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Week in Chicago Craft Beer, September 28-31

Week in Chicago Craft Beer, September 28-31
My little app that nicely formats my calendar entries has broken again, so I am pasting text directly from my Google Calendar, with minor formatting. I guess I didn’t have a “Like” on the page for Stunt Brewing. This new brewer was first noticed seeking permits to open at 1825 Waukegan Rd. This place was... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 10-12

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, September 10-12
Oktoberfest weekends are fully underway. But in the meantime, one further consequence of the COVID situation is that the 2021 Hyde Park Summer Fest, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled. All tickets and vendor reservations will be refunded. See hydeparksummerfest.com for details. Friday through Sunday Chicago German-American OktoberfestLincoln Square (Lincoln and Leland Aves.), Chicago... Read more »
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