The Alter Beer & Cheese Social

Located in the west burb of Downers Grove, 25 miles from downtown Chicago is Alter Beer. The name Alter refers to altering your life when you make the transition from working stiff to full time production brewery owner. We last caught up with this crew back in August ’18 when …

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Central Wisconsin Craft Collective Sweepstakes

  The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) is giving one lucky winner a chance to spend the weekend exploring the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective with three friends. Enter at StevensPointArea Members include Central Waters Brewing Company, Great Northern Distilling, Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery, O’so Brewing Company, …

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The Second Annual Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll

This event was so good that I couldn’t even finish my route. With three sample pours at every location, merchants you normally walk past were transformed into tasting destinations!!! The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce got this one right. Diversey to Belmont (Route B) started at Beermiscuous.  The craft beer café …

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The Inaugural Half Acre Far & Away Invitational

Up to this point the only notable beer party over this way is the annual Harvest HopDown Fest at The Plaza on Millennium Park. It’s an October gathering where Park Grill’s PR staff coordinates distributors to come pour packaged mainline offerings from popular regional breweries. It’s a decent party and …

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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2018

GI President Todd Ahsmann is calling this the greatest year of all time for BCS. A record 8 releases are set to drop on Black Friday. Bourbon County is something that Goose works on all 12 months. In January the internal competition begins amongst brewers and lab technicians. Everyone gets …

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The Goose Island 312 Block Party 2018

  At one end of the party drafts flowed from neighboring Chicago Brewing District outfits (Finch, On Tour, Great Central, All Rise). At the other end you could cruise Finch’s third location where the sales manager might toss you a can of their top seller, Tacocat kettle sour. Some of …

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