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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Dark Lord Day 2011

It was one of  the most the sought after tickets of the year w/ prices peaking around 300$ each on stub hub last month (30 times the face value)  it’s part beer geek picnic, part festival & concert . It’s the one day of the year where fans travel from …

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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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