Kegs For Kids: The Ultimate House Party

the party really hit its stride in year 3 when it found a permanent home at Hopleaf

Us attending this annual event in Andersonville actually predates our website. The last 3 years Michael & Louise’s legendary gastropub- Hopleaf has been the location.  The Kegs For Kids fundraiser for the Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies just celebrated it’s 5th year. The first 2 years Hopleaf’s plans …

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South Loop Welcomes Vice District Brewing

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  South Loop, Chicago is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country. You could tell by the energy in the air on Opening Day that residents have been waiting for a brewery to call this area home. The influx of jobs, condos and population boom in the 2 …

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Midwest Mud….. Brewers Fest 2014

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This was an interesting year for the Midwest Brewers Fest that will be surrounded with people on both sides of the argument as to everything that happened that day. But before we get to any of that lets talk about the fest itself. This is the 4th year for the …

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One Night Only

Blackbird Chicago in West Loop was the scene for craftbeer.com's Pamper Your Palate Dinner

The Program Director of the Brewers Association held an event simply known as Pamper Your Palate recently. Local heavyweights, Metropolitan, Haymarket, Revolution, along with special guests Lakewood Brewing (Garland, TX), Community Brewing (Dallas, TX), Lickinghole Creek (Goochland,VA) Wiseacre (Memphis, TN) and 21st Amendment Brewing (San Francisco). All in town for …

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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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