The Great Taste of the Midwest

“We Only Have Five Hours to Drink!” This was deemed the quote of the day after it was sarcastically shouted towards the many festival attendees that rushed towards the entrance of The Great Taste of the Midwest this past Saturday at 1PM sharp. I was fortunate enough to attend this …

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Blokes & Birds

  Walking distance from Wrigley Field is a bar that looks and feels nothing like the seemingly countless options in that area. Blokes & Birds is probably the most unique destination on the Wrigleyville scene.  This British inspired pub offers everything from house blends of its own bourbon to beer …

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2nd Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week

Last week, your favorite Chicago-based beer geeks had the opportunity to attend a press event regarding upcoming Chicago Craft Beer week activities. Hosted by the good folks over at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, the event shed light on the plethora of beergasmic events on the horizon. Taking place from May …

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The Drinking & Writing Theater @ Haymarket

Haymarket Pub & Brewery is one of the more unique pub experiences you will find in the city. The brainchild of owners Pete Crowley & John Neurauter this West Loop hotspot once home to Bar Louie is using this space to do things much cooler than anything the former occupants …

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Chicago Beer Geeks at Goose Island Brewery

We at Chicago Beer Geeks had a rare opportunity the other night to tour the Goose Island Fullton Street Brewery with one of their brewers John Laffler.  He is responsible for the barrel age beers like Bourbon County Stout, as well as having the opportunity to experiment with small batches …

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This Goose’s For You!

As you have probably heard by now in a move that surprised few but disappointed many, the mighty Goose Island Brewery announced this morning that it was selling the 23yr old  Chicago institution to of all people… Budweiser. GI is the largest Illinois based craft brewery producing over 127,000 barrels last year with a market …

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