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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Chicago’s Finest Hour

FOBAB_2013_11_16_0128

  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 …

Continue reading