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Baderbrau Lawnmower Lager and Big Star's Chips and Guac at CCBW Opening Ceremonies in Garfield Park

  Spring 2014 was not kind to us. It tried hard to ruin our favourite activities with unusually f*#ked up weather. The kick off to Chicago Craft Beer Week was no exception. Just days before the event Garfield Park Conservatory announced its decision to move Beer Under Glass completely outdoors do to repairs taking place…

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Goose Flies The Friendly Skies

United Air VP of Food Services, Lynda Coffman addressing the crowd

    Recently Chicago’s oldest brewery announced that its beer will be served on the 3rd largest airline in North America. Goose Island and Chicago-based United Airlines threw a party in the Goose Barrel Showcase Room to make the announcement. The fun begins starting July 1 on worldwide flights and United’s U.S. airport clubs. Both…

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Beer House Local Tap Invasion

350 Brewing Company. Tinley Park, IL

  We boarded the Chicago Brew Bus from Beer Bistro North to attend this event. The invasion was the idea of  Beer House Chicago Marketing Director – Vikki Reid.  25 of the 60 available drafts lines were occupied by Chicagoland breweries.  There was an all-female band playing above the bar and the place was packed,…

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The Last Saturday in April

righteous signage in the bottle allotment line

  It’s a tradition like no other. Three Floyds is the most polarizing brewery we’ve ever seen.  Whether you love em or hate em, every April they give us one of the biggest moments of the entire calendar year with Dark Lord Day.  This year’s fest drew over 9000 people and featured 96 guest drafts. …

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Road Trip! Geneva, IL

Wildwood! Geneva, Il

  Sometimes the coolest part about Chicago is leaving the city to explore hidden gems in the surrounding suburbs. Recently we took the Metra Union Pacific West Line for about an hour to the city of Geneva. Downtown Geneva is a wonderful space, it’s home to more than 53 dining outlets, all of which are…

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The Gods Must Be Crazy

slideshows during the dinner illustrate ancient drawings of beer drinking ceremonies

  This was so much more than a beer dinner, it was experimental archeology. An affair that saw scientists, beer geeks, archeologists and even PBS Channel 11 all gather in Lincoln Square for the most interesting perspective on the history of beer that we have ever seen. Great Lakes Brewing Company owner Patrick Conway and…

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