Argus Private Reserve Tasting @ Ballydoyle

In 18 short months Argus Brewery has made quite the name for itself. The father/son team has been at just about every local beer fest and last week started the 1st in a series of Private Reserve Events in the northwest burbs at The Ballydoyle Irish Pub. Ballydoyle Owner Phil …

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Support Chicago Beer Geeks

  The Chicago Beer Geeks in an attempt to continue  to provide the best independent Chicago beer coverage are asking friends of our network to participate in the Support-A-Beer Geek campaign. In exchange for a small donation we will dedicate space on our calendar for all your events and specials …

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Ommegang/ Big Star Pairing @ Map Room

With pubs nationwide celebrating Belgian Independence Day this week, we decided to take our talents to the Bucktown neighborhood for ‘Food & Beer Tuesdays ‘at Map Room. Our last visit here was over the winter for the Surly Darkness tapping, its one of the few beer centric places you can …

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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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Clown Shoes Event in the Burbs

About an hour north of the city along the main street in Libertyville, IL sits one of the top 100 Beer Bars in America according to Draft Magazine. So when they decided to have an event for Clown Shoes Brewery, CBG decided to check it out.  We’ve been to Firkin …

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