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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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