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

Hub 51 End of Summer Bash

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Since it’s inception back in 1971, the Lettuce Entertain You group has opened 130 restaurants with 70 concepts. We took our maiden voyage to one of their spaces in River North for the End of Summer Bash recently. The Hub 51 concept focuses on Modern American Cuisine, the intimate lower …

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The Return of Ballantine

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The Return of Ballantine Ale On the eve of Pabst announcement that their brewery would be sold for over 700 million dollars, we caught up with brewmaster Greg Deuhs to discuss his largest project of 2014- Ballantine IPA. During the interview, I was home in Chicago, Greg was at The …

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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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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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