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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Ballast Point Chicago

Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen in West Loop is the ninth location for this San Diego based juggernaut. Disneyland is under way; and the Virginia facility is actually bigger than the original California brewhouse.  This new Chicago location includes a rooftop space and has room for 250 guests. The …

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Goose Island Turns 30!

Not many breweries in this country can claim they’ve been in business for 30 years. R&D Night is the quarterly invitational to chat and enjoy new Fulton Street offerings. Tonight was especially righteous due the only appearance ever at these things from Founder, Mr. John Hall. 30th Anniversary Ale pays …

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