The Annual Pilgrimage to Madison

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It’s hard to top what happens every August in Madison, Wisconsin. The second largest city in the state is home to what many consider to be the event of the year – The Great Taste of the Midwest. A series of pre-parties collectively known as Great Taste Eve start as …

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DayMan -The Remix

Aleman/Stone/ Two Brothers Collab- DayMan Redux

  If you’re like us,  you probably had no intention on donating to the Stone Indiegogo..until now. Recently during an event at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, Stone Brewing announced the return of one its most popular collaboration ales- The DayMan Coffee IPA. Many of Stone’s collabs are three-way …

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Beer Camp at Historic Navy Pier

Sierra Nevada's ridiculously awesome Beer Camp Across America Midwest Edition at Navy Pier Chicago

Beer Camp was so good I forgot I was at Navy Pier. I think it blew folks mind a bit seeing Sierra Nevada Founder, Ken Grossman behind the jockey box pouring one of his IPAs. They were rumored to be about 3500 tickets sold for the Sunday afternoon party. Chicago …

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Naperville Ale Fest – Beer and More Beer

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While Naperville has been known for such events as their Ribfest and other festivals for years, this was the sophomore outing for their young Ale Fest. Thank goodness this hasn’t stopped them from roping in some of the heavy-hitter breweries to bring along a selection of great brews. We arrived shortly after doors …

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork 2014 started with a pre party at Goose Island's production facility.

  Pitchfork is probably the summer music fest we look forward to the most every year. The 3 day, internationally recognized event run by Pitchfork Media invites over 40 bands and 50,000 attendees to Union Park on the Near West Side every July. Goose Island for the second year in …

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The Lincoln Square Experience

5 Rabbit Gringolandia Super Pils and a pretty sweet David Bowie, Aladdin Sane hand fan courtesy of 93XRT

  The 2014 Square Roots Festival In this City of Neighborhoods (77 official to be exact), I’ve definitely become someone who rejoices in smaller fests that reflect the devotion of those who both live and work in the vibrant neighborhoods they represent. Events like Taste of River North, West Fest …

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Good Beer Wins at BUG

Baderbrau Lawnmower Lager and Big Star's Chips and Guac at CCBW Opening Ceremonies in Garfield Park

  Spring 2014 was not kind to us. It tried hard to ruin our favourite activities with unusually f*#ked up weather. The kick off to Chicago Craft Beer Week was no exception. Just days before the event Garfield Park Conservatory announced its decision to move Beer Under Glass completely outdoors …

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