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Feb 26, 2011

Chicago craft beer calendar, February 28-March 3

Goose Island & Two Brothers dinners, brewpub tappings at Revolution & Limestone, festivals @ Cactus & Fountainhead

Feb 16, 2011

Pete’s Wicked Ales runs out

One of the brands that helped kickstart the American craft beer movement is being discontinued. The Gambrinus Co. has notified beer distributors that as of March 1, they are discontinuing the Pete's Wicked brand, due to "rapidly declining sales volumes." Jay Brooks broke the story to beer fans Feb. 1 in his Brookston Beer Bulletin.

Feb 14, 2011

Chicago craft beer weekend, February 18-20

J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale vertical tasting, Hopslam on tap in Indiana, Wrigleyville Pub Crawl, Rock Bottom's Polar Beer Festival, plenty of tastings, Oysterfest, and a barley wine beer school.

Feb 13, 2011

Chicago craft beer events, February 14-15

Yet more Valentine's events, and so much else I'm splitting the week into two articles! Stone Odd Beers, Goose Island Belgian styles, Rock Bottom tappings, and more beer dinners!

Feb 8, 2011

Chicago craft beer weekend, February 11-13

Pre-Valentine highlights include Delilah's Vintage Beer Festival.

White House Super Bowl beer includes Homebrew

Returning to presidential roots, or a new trend in sustainability?

Feb 4, 2011

Craft beer review: East End Gratitude of Pittsburgh

The only beer I've had as yet from Steelertown.