Dark Lord Day 2019

The most polarizing, uncompromisingly metal as fuck brewery this town has ever seen held the 17th Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN. During the hour rain delay we chatted up some cats from Southwest Ohio who attended the original party back in 2003 (draft only). Nick Floyd and maybe 50 …

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The 10th Annual Tinley Park Brew & Vine

Tinley is not your average suburb..they party a little harder down here. The first concert I ever attended was Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Tour at World Music Theatre just around the corner.  The annual Brew + Vine at the town Convention Center was as fun as any event we’ve seen …

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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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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 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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