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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KBS @ The Local Option

KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) a beer so good you wont reveal the location that sold you a bottle, so good weve walked miles,  will drive through state & county lines in hot pursuit when its released. Most stores only have 1 case if any…for the year. Im realizing as I write this …

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The Great Wrigley Beer Festival

  Wrigleyville, an area known more for sports themed bars selling macro beers than selling the good stuff,  was the center of the Chicago craft beer scene this past weekend with the Night of the Living Ales & The Great Wrigley beer Festival invading the area. TGWBF was A 4 pub …

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Delilah’s 13th Annual Vintage Beer Fest

Delilah’s is known mostly as being a legendary punk bar with over 400 types of whiskey. Its also an art gallery that rotates artists every month and home to one of the most unique yearly beer festivals in town: Delilah’s Vintage Beer Fest. The 2011 edition featured 39 domestic offerings & 42 imports. …

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