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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 30-August 1

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 30-August 1
Catching up on a few items: Tickets are now on sale for Nellie’s Beer Fest, taking place September 11, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. General Admission is $45, through Ticketweb. Nellie’s (do I still need to say “The former Durty Nellie’s”?) is at 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Another brewery is headed to the North... Read more »

Chicago's Week in Beer, July 26-29

Chicago's Week in Beer, July 26-29
Just got back from vacation Sunday, and compiling the events for this week. Will have a few news items in my next calendar listing. The big “SKB Strong” fundraiser for Skeleton Key Brewery takes place Monday. And Skeleton Key has cleared away enough tornado debris to have some drive-up canned beer releases at its Woodridge... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 9-11

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 9-11
It’s entirely possible I may be missing a few more events, as I try to push more of them into these articles, and to prepare for upcoming vacations. I’m expecting that as I find out about events after the publication date of these updates (Wednesday for the weekend calendars, Saturday for the Mon-Thu), I can... Read more »
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Brewers and Their Beers: Skeleton Key

Brewers and Their Beers: Skeleton Key
One of a series of summaries about Chicago area brewers that I rarely get to add to. But the situation demands it this time. As we’ve covered earlier, Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge suffered extensive damage in the June 19 tornado that ripped through the southwestern suburbs. As of this writing, there are are fundraisers... Read more »

July 4 Weekend with Beer in Chicago

July 4 Weekend with Beer in Chicago
I think nobody reading this article needs any encouragement, but the Brewers Association is promoting July 3 as “National Independent Beer Run Day.” They encourage us to shop for the BA’s Independent Craft Brewer seal. Their site, beerrunday.com, includes more information, and an interactive “Brewery Finder” map if you;re on the road. I’ve collected places... Read more »

Chicago Beer Weekend, June 25-27

Chicago Beer Weekend, June 25-27
I hope to stay busy updating this post with fundraising events for Skeleton Key Brewery, which was severely damaged in last Sunday’s tornadoes. The outpouring of support from all of Chicago’s beer scene, brewers and drinkers alike, has been amazing. Friday, June 25 Swedish Days Craft Beer TentJames St. and Third St., Geneva, IL  MapExpanded... Read more »
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Skeleton Key Brewery Wrecked in Sunday's Tornadoes

Skeleton Key Brewery Wrecked in Sunday's Tornadoes
As more fundraising efforts are started to help Skeleton Key recover, I am trying to track them below. If you’d like to get a fundraising event mentioned, please use the email link above. While fortunately there were no fatalities in Sunday night’s tornadoes that struck the suburbs southwest of Chicago, there were about a hundred... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Skeleton Key

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I have gotten a positive note or two about my “Black Is Beautiful” collaboration reviews. This just reminds me that I have the great pleasure of being able to drink beers and talk about them on the internet. The fact that proceeds from these beers are earmarked for local causes is really just gravy. I’m... Read more »

Box of Chocolates Collaboration Beer Review

Box of Chocolates Collaboration Beer Review
This past Valentine’s weekend, Chicago beer fans had a chance to try a four-way beer collaboration called “Box of Chocolates.” I got a chance myself, when my errands took me past one of the participating breweries, Skeleton Key, with a little free time. This was on Saturday the 15th, when bottled 4-packs of the beers... Read more »
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