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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Rise of the South Side: Argus Argtoberfest

Now in its 9th year, Historic Pullman, Chicago’s Argus Brewery is one of the oldest producers in the state. Their Märzen is the artist formerly known as Holsteiner Lager. Shortly after wining an Amber Lager bronze medal at World Beer Cup 2016, branding was changed to simply, Argus Lager. Upon …

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The Beeronaut & CBG Nik Cruise Sox Park

Back in the early 90’s Mark McDermott would host Halloween parties with Mensa International and invite the Chicago Beer Society over. The two groups would share homebrew made for the occasion. His work with The Examiner and Tribune Publishing pre dates anything our website has done. When the chance to …

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