The Goose Island 312 Block Party 2018

  At one end of the party drafts flowed from neighboring Chicago Brewing District outfits (Finch, On Tour, Great Central, All Rise). At the other end you could cruise Finch’s third location where the sales manager might toss you a can of their top seller, Tacocat kettle sour. Some of …

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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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Smithsonian Channel’s Drinks, Crimes and Passion

If you’re like us, there is rarely ever any cable programming to look forward to. This story about the only repeal in U.S. Constitutional history challenges that. The Smithsonian Channel is here with a two-part Prohibition era documentary releasing this month. _______________________________________ Part One: Flappers and Bootleggers (June 11th) Part …

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