Hopping the Penguin Hops

On Tuesday, October 10th, Chicago Beer Geeks went behind the scenes to experience the hopping of Penguin Hops. Created through a collaboration with the Shedd Aquarium and Revolution Brewing, Penguin Hops is a limited-release harvest pale ale hopped with the Shedd’s homegrown hops. You might be surprised that the Shedd …

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Iceland: Brugghús Steðja and Hvalur 2

CBG Ali visited the Land of Fire and Ice and returned with tales of waterfalls, fjords, sheep, and gnomes. But, the most interesting story of all involved drinking the most controversial beer in the world: Hvalur 2. First of all, one would think that a Nordic country like Iceland would …

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Craft Beer, Community, and Cuisine

Chicago Craft Beer Week is an incredible 10 days (best week ever!) where Chicagoans can explore the limits of local craft beer. More than 300 venues offered special deals, pairings, discounts, and events to honor those breweries and brewers who breathe life into beer. The celebration began with “Beer Under …

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Retroscape and Arise: Surly Nation at Emporium

On Friday May 13th, Chicago Beer Geeks united forces with Post Apocalyptic Productions and Surly Brewing Co. to present RETROSCAPE and Arise: Surly Nation at Emporium Lake County. DJ Eternal (aka CBG Dan) and DJ Alpha Omega delivered 80s, new wave, vaporwave, synthpop, and chiptune beats, providing an electro-retro soundtrack …

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