nkosio

Beverage Consultant, Host of the Chicago Brew Bus, Co-Host of the Chicago Beer Pass Podcast, Co-Founder and heartbeat of the Chicago Beer Geeks..@nkosio on twitter

Angry Orchard x Good Beer Hunting

Our first encounter with Angry Orchard Head Cidermaker, Ryan Burk was during Won Kim’s Underground Beer Series in 2012. Brew Ho Ho was the event where his Second Story Brewing poured a Citra Sorachi Wheatwine that caught the attention of many in the room. Shortly after that party Ryan graduated …

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The Hitachino Nest and Roka Akor Experience

In a world where festivals and beer dinners have become a bit homogenized, nights like these are refreshing to say the least. Recently the godfathers of the Japanese beer movement, Hitachino Nest  joined forces with Chicago’s oldest distributor, Louis Glunz at Japanese Steakhouse, Roka Akor. The result was a journey …

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Hop To It Presents Toppling Goliath’s Pseudo Sue

This notoriously juicy, Midwestern Pale Ale arrived at Field Museum recently for the third installment of Hop To It. Toppling Goliath Founder, Clark Lewey sees this new partnership as a way of bridging the worlds of beer and tourism. The small Decorah, Iowa brewery has always supported the Field’s mission. …

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Headbangers Ball

As far as we can tell Dark Lord was first bottled back in 2004. As recently as 2009 the annual celebration for its release was a free event. Nowadays the price is 200$ per ticket…for a beer festival. Gates opened at 10am but 41 degrees, rain and a Group D …

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