Winter Brew is Coming

  Lincoln Square’s 5th annual Winter Brew will take place over the weekend of January 27th and January 28th, commencing with Friday’s exclusive VIP event (7-10pm) at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood. On Saturday, foodies and beer geeks alike will convene at Lincoln Square’s historic Dank Haus German Cultural Center on where …

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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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A Sunday in Bohemia

Last Sunday, we finally had the opportunity to visit the fabled Band of Bohemia, a culinary brew-child of Alinea alumni Michael Carroll and Craig Sindelar. This waywardly bohemian brewhouse serves up comforting yet fanciful fare and unique beers in a reclaimed Ravenswood Oreo factory. The team at Band of Bohemia …

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Sun King Day

Our last encounter with this crew was on a Sunday in Indianapolis, back then the brewery was typically closed that day. Our group, about thirty deep were in town to hear Garrett Oliver and Randy Mosher give keynote speeches at a Beer Writers conference. After a brewhouse tour the Sun …

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