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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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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