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Dec 27, 2010

Chicago Craft Beer Week: December 27-January 2 - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

Beer events that are NOT New Year's Eve parties.

Dec 26, 2010

Chicago beer bar and restaurant New Year’s Eve parties - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

One of two articles listing beer-centric NYE parties in Chicago. If I missed any, let me know!

Dec 23, 2010

What beer oases are open Christmas Day? - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

Where you going to get a decent beer on Christmas when your in-laws only have Lite in the house? (Hint: It just might finally be Haymarket!

Dec 20, 2010

Chicago craft beer events, December 20-23

More Christmas Beers and other heady brews for the darkest nights of the year, beer and jazz in Blue Island, and Haymarket's opening pushed to (maybe) Christmas Eve.

Dec 16, 2010

Chicago craft beer weekend, December 17-19 - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

Christmas Beers, Christmas Stouts, and maybe the long awaited opening of Pete Crowley's Haymarket brewpub

Dec 12, 2010

Chicago craft beer calendar, December 13-16 - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

12 Days of Christmas: Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, Fountainhead, Bar on Buena. The three bars will be pouring over 20 Christmas beer selections. 12 Beers of Christmas, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery For 12 days straight, Flossmoor Station Brewery will release a one-of-a-kind, completely unique beer especially for that day. 12 stouts of Christmas: Brixie's Beer Bar, Brookfield. 12 different stouts on tap until the end of the year.

Dec 1, 2010

How the Bandit, Coors and a bunch of Makers changed the course of booze history - Boing Boing

Nice little piece from Boing Boing reminiscing about the mystique of Coors in the 1970s. Bonus: It's written by a woman after she tried to explain the plot of Smokey and the Bandit to her husband. As little as I care for Coors or S&tB, I gotta admire a gal like that! But not as much as the one I'm married, with our shared love of Stooges, Svengoolie, and MST3K.

Craft Beer Alert! BrewDog’s Sink the Bismarck and Tactical Nuclear Penguin - Chicago craft beer | Examiner.com

After tracking these most extreme of extreme beers to Texas and Colorado, I can now report that two of the strongest beers ever made will be sold in Chicago soon.

Binny's Beverage Depot's Assistant Beer Buyer, Kyle Fornek, posted on the retailer's web site that they will be getting a small shipment of Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismarck! from BrewDog, based near Aberdeen, northern Scotland.