Chicago’s Finest Hour


  I think our guy Beer Dude Phil described it best when he said The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers is both our Christmas and our Family Reunion.  In the modern day context (since Bourbon County Stout ’92), you could argue that the birthplace of barrel aging beers …

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2nd Annual Itasca Beer Fest


We had a chance to check out the Itasca Beer Fest this year. It’s held in the lobby of the spacious Holiday Inn on Irving Park Rd. Got there right when the festival was about to open and a small line was forming. Those who purchased tickets ahead of time …

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The 3rd Annual Great Punk’n Party

This past Tuesday was Fountainhead’s 3rd Annual Great Punk’n Party, the Fountainhead’s tribute to the pumpkin.  I had a great time at last year’s event so I made sure to hit this one up again.This year they had plenty of pumpkin beer, pumpkin cocktails, and even a pumpkin carving contest. …

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Midwest Brewers Fest – Round 3


This year was another great weather day out in Plainfield at the riverfront. Not sure who these guys paid off but so far 3/3, each year has been an incredible Summer day. Continuing the trend of improvements each year they have done it again this year. The first noticeable change …

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