Kegs For Kids: The Ultimate House Party

the party really hit its stride in year 3 when it found a permanent home at Hopleaf

Us attending this annual event in Andersonville actually predates our website. The last 3 years Michael & Louise’s legendary gastropub- Hopleaf has been the location.  The Kegs For Kids fundraiser for the Helen C. Peirce School Of International Studies just celebrated it’s 5th year. The first 2 years Hopleaf’s plans …

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The Annual Pilgrimage to Madison

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It’s hard to top what happens every August in Madison, Wisconsin. The second largest city in the state is home to what many consider to be the event of the year – The Great Taste of the Midwest. A series of pre-parties collectively known as Great Taste Eve start as …

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Beer Camp at Historic Navy Pier

Sierra Nevada's ridiculously awesome Beer Camp Across America Midwest Edition at Navy Pier Chicago

Beer Camp was so good I forgot I was at Navy Pier. I think it blew folks mind a bit seeing Sierra Nevada Founder, Ken Grossman behind the jockey box pouring one of his IPAs. They were rumored to be about 3500 tickets sold for the Sunday afternoon party. Chicago …

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Naperville Ale Fest – Beer and More Beer

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While Naperville has been known for such events as their Ribfest and other festivals for years, this was the sophomore outing for their young Ale Fest. Thank goodness this hasn’t stopped them from roping in some of the heavy-hitter breweries to bring along a selection of great brews. We arrived shortly after doors …

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Good Beer Wins at BUG

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 …

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