La Birreria Chicago

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  This downtown Chicago brewery hiding in plain sight is just 2 blocks from the Magnificent Mile. La Birreria is the brewery and taproom at the largest Italian marketplace in the world – Eataly. Currently, New York and Chicago are the only American outposts. Raise your hand if you knew …

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Black Friday in October

2015 Rare & Prop are boxed and ribbed for your pleasure

Goose Island’s Four Star Pils was the reception beer as we entered the largest warehouse for barrel aged beer that Chicago has ever seen. We are talking over 120,000 square feet dedicated to bringing you the one of the most important beers in American history – Goose Island Bourbon County …

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Pitchfork Music Festival 10th Anniversary

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  The annual Pitchfork Music Fest is the only local, 3 days summer bash to feature beers made in the neighborhood that it resides. Goose Island’s production facility on the Near West Side is just three blocks from Union Park. At least one of those beers went on to become …

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Believe In BBQ

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The space at 560 W. Grand Avein the past has been home to Riverfront Mayfest and Beerhoptacular, but never have we seen any party like this. Three days of beer, bbq and country music over 2 stages. And for good measure Jack Daniels set up a mini tour of their …

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Miller Lite Extra Bases Club at The Cell


The Miller Lite Extra Bases Club made it’s debut this season at Sox Park. A key feature is that it’s no longer private suite like years past. Anyone with a ticket to the game can party in the 250-person event space. MillerCoors is the team’s official beer partner. The revamp …

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Summer Beer Cocktails

The Spicy Bikini

It’s the peak of the summer season. Here are a few ideas from downtown establishments with beer programs that easily get overlooked. Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap recently debuted Hop Signals – a smoked hop pale ale collaboration w Two Brothers that includes hops smoked in Jake Melnick’s Southern Pride Smoker! …

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