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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Chicago Craft Beer Week- Part II

Honestly this may as well have been Christmas week they way we anticipated this celebration. In part 2 we were caught a bit of guard when ran into Chicago legend John Hall at one of our favorite spots on the Near West Side. Would we be corny and discuss Anheuser Busch in a way …

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Chicago Craft Beer Week- Part I

  “In Chicago we drink for a reason..and we are really really good at finding a reason” –Pete Crowley   With more bars per capita than NY or LA and more golf courses than any other U.S city, we tend to work hard and play even harder. We gather in large …

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