Hub 51 End of Summer Bash


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

Ballantine Ale 2014

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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South Loop Welcomes Vice District Brewing


  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


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'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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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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