Pitchfork Music Festival 10th Anniversary

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  The annual Pitchfork Music Fest is the only local, 3 days summer bash to feature beers made in the neighborhood that it resides. Goose Island’s production facility on the Near West Side is just three blocks from Union Park. At least one of those beers went on to become …

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Believe In BBQ

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The space at 560 W. Grand Avein the past has been home to Riverfront Mayfest and Beerhoptacular, but never have we seen any party like this. Three days of beer, bbq and country music over 2 stages. And for good measure Jack Daniels set up a mini tour of their …

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Miller Lite Extra Bases Club at The Cell


The Miller Lite Extra Bases Club made it’s debut this season at Sox Park. A key feature is that it’s no longer private suite like years past. Anyone with a ticket to the game can party in the 250-person event space. MillerCoors is the team’s official beer partner. The revamp …

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Summer Beer Cocktails

The Spicy Bikini

It’s the peak of the summer season. Here are a few ideas from downtown establishments with beer programs that easily get overlooked. Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap recently debuted Hop Signals – a smoked hop pale ale collaboration w Two Brothers that includes hops smoked in Jake Melnick’s Southern Pride Smoker! …

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The 8hr Summer Bash on Grandville Avenue SW


  Not sure what official numbers from Founders Fest 2015 were but there had to be about 4000 folks in attendance. It s the biggest annual event for Michigan’s finest brewery, a block party that features 8 bands and runs for 8hrs on Grandville Avenue. 85 degrees is certainly Summer …

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This Will Rule Your Mouth

Screamin' Sicilian & Spiteful Brewing

  This is beer and pizza pairing is an over-the-top experience that you have to check out. I am thrilled to share a story about a pizza worthy of such an article. Screamin’ Sicilian frozen pizzas are available in 8 varieties and are made by our friends in Wisconsin that …

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Rip City Hosts Craft Brewers Conference 2015

Welcome Ceremony: Veterans Memorial Coliseum

It’s one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest, and possibly the most scenic beer destinations that we have encountered to this point. For years now a visit Portland, Oregon has been on the radar.  It’s a place that has long been the standard for what an American craft beer …

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Whole Foods Red Star Bar Expansion


  The team at Whole Foods took a full year to completely gut and rehab the 7 Dominicks locations they purchased. All of those stores will feature the Red Star Bar concept previously only available at their Kingsbury store in Lincoln Park. Each store will have 24+ drafts to showcase …

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