The Audacity of Pilsener Urquell

The Czech Republic is a small nation state in Central Europe where the citizens consume more beer per capita than any other country in the world annually (142 liters for every man, woman and little baby). Here in the U.S, we know more about beer and drink more of it …

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The Hopewell x Nico Osteria Monday Night Dinner

The One Off Hospitality Group rivals any crew any in the city when it comes to restaurant concepts. Paul Kahan’s empire includes The Publican, Big Star, Blackbird, Dove’s Luncheonette and The Violet Hour just to name a few. Nico Osteria is their Italian seafood wonderland located in the Gold Coast. …

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Bourbonnais, IL – Home of Brickstone Brewery

Located 60 miles south of downtown Chicago is the town of Bourbonnais, IL. It’s mostly known for being the home of Chicago Bears training camp or the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie design. In our travels it was the place former Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter would wax poetic …

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Beer Cocktails with Hot Ruby

  Our first encounter with The Office (at The Aviary) is where we discovered the joys of the beer cocktail. Both SmallBar Fullerton (RIP) and the Beer Bistro made a fantastic potion as well. With Spring 2017 on the horizon it makes sense to chat a bit about this time …

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Angry Orchard x Good Beer Hunting

Our first encounter with Angry Orchard Head Cidermaker, Ryan Burk was during Won Kim’s Underground Beer Series in 2012. Brew Ho Ho was the event where his Second Story Brewing poured a Citra Sorachi Wheatwine that caught the attention of many in the room. Shortly after that party Ryan graduated …

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The Hitachino Nest and Roka Akor Experience

In a world where festivals and beer dinners have become a bit homogenized, nights like these are refreshing to say the least. Recently the godfathers of the Japanese beer movement, Hitachino Nest  joined forces with Chicago’s oldest distributor, Louis Glunz at Japanese Steakhouse, Roka Akor. The result was a journey …

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