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Nov 25, 2014

Touring Goose Island’s Barrel-Aging Warehouse | The Beeronaut

The Beeronaut got to visit Goose Island's Barrel Warehouse and get a sneak peek at the 2014 Bourbon County Stouts.

Nov 16, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 17–20 | The Beeronaut

Northman Cider Pop Up, Aquanaut Brewing preview, Perennial ales

Nov 9, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 10–13 | The Beeronaut

Tis the week before FoBAB; if you couldn't get a ticket, there are many events with craft beers not usually seen in Chicago! More cider, too.

Oct 12, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 13–16 | The Beeronaut

Rare Goose Island, including BCS, Lagunitas art, Wedtoberfest

Oct 2, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 3–5 | The Beeronaut

Four craft beer fests in Chicago this weekend, plus beer & cheese, breweriana, and Oktoberfest

Sep 25, 2014

Chicago Beer Events, Sept. 26-28, Goose Island Wrigleyville Closing

Goose Island's Wrigleyville Brewpub Closes! More Oktoberfest celebrations! Pollyanna Brewing Opens, One Trick Pony opens its taproom!

Sep 18, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 19-21 | The Beeronaut

Oktoberfest, Zwanze Day, Pig Roasts a-plenty, Durty Nellie's, Andersonville, Oswego and Logan Square fests, plus BCS & KBS in one place!

Aug 28, 2014

Mark McDermott's Beer fan Page

Vice District Brewing opens, a Chicago Fringe benefit, and Bridgeport Brews Fest.

Aug 25, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 25—28 | The Beeronaut

Many Chicago Craft Beer Events with sour beers this week! Delilah's turns 21! Tickets on sale for the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers: Yes, you WANT to go!

Aug 21, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 22–24 | The Beeronaut

Craft Beer events around Chicago include Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield, Bucktown Fest, Bacon Fest, and Indiana beer in Highland!

Aug 16, 2014

Chicago Craft beer Events, August 18–21 | The Beeronaut

Craft beer pairings and dinners, Deschutes Woody in Chicago, Oktoberfest beers arrive.

Aug 14, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 15–17 | The Beeronaut

Oak Park Micro Brew Review, Craft beer at Morton Arboretum, brewer anniverseries outside Chicago, and Bourbon County Stout

Aug 10, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 11–14 | The Beeronaut

Northman drums up its cider bar, Hailstorm & pizza, beer cocktails, Hopped-Up Broads and a Zwickel event.

Aug 7, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 8–10 | The Beeronaut

Great taste is in Madison, but we've got plenty of Craft Beer tastes in Chicago: Local Option, Northdown, homebrewers parties, even Brookfield Zoo.

Jul 19, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station | The Beeronaut

After ten years away, Ashman will be spearheading Flossmoor Station's future production brewery.

Jul 11, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 11-13 | The Beeronaut

Square Roots Fest, Tour de Fat, One Trick Pony, POP Fest, Barrington Brew Fest… Thirsty yet?

Jun 29, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, June 30–July 3 | The Beeronaut

Where to watch USA v Belgium in Tuesday's World Cup match, plus Chicago Craft Beer dinners and comedy.

Jun 26, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 27–29 | The Beeronaut

Mega Beer Fest at Toyota Park, Werk Force & Devil's Trumpet breweries open, and a "Beermiscuous" bar.

Jun 22, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 23-26 | The Beeronaut

Lagunitas Tap Room AND Smylie Brothers open this week for sure! Beers at the Field and Notebaert museums! And a beer to go with Superdawgs!

Jun 12, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 13-15 | The Beeronaut

Cobra Lounge's All Rise Brewing previews, Lombard Ale Fest, Rude Hippo fundsourcing, Chicago Father's Day options with Craft Beer.

Jun 4, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 6–8 | The Beeronaut

Fundraisers in Chicago this weekend offer Dark Lord, BCS, and Heady Topper. Plus movies about craft beer!

Jun 1, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 2-6 | The Beeronaut

Stone's brewmaster comes to town, a 120-Minute IPA tapping, and battle of Hefeweizens.

May 28, 2014

Craft Beer Events, May 30-June 1, with Free Tickets! | The Beeronaut

Free tickets to LagerJam! Plus Solemn Oath Day, Maifest Chicago, Imperial Oak opens and Rude Hippo has a fundraiser.

May 24, 2014

Chicago Memorial Day and Weekday Craft Beer Events – May 25-29 | The Beeronaut

Your post CCBW includes Memorial Weekend brunches, Delilah's sour beer fest, and KBS!

May 23, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Week Highlights, Saturday May 24 | The Beeronaut

Chicago Craft Beer Week winds up with more fests featuring more brewers than you've ever heard of!

May 21, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Week & Other Events for Friday, May 23 | The Beeronaut

Chicago Craft Beer Week starts to wrap up: Friday events with new locals and Bourbon County Stout!

May 15, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, May 16-18 | The Beeronaut

Hundreds of CCBW events, Imperial Oak opens, and Crown Fest in Indiana. WHAT WILL YOU DO?

May 13, 2014

Small Brewer Chicago Craft Beer Week Events | The Beeronaut

My small brewer focused Chicago Craft Beer Events, although I will always alert you to Bourbon County Stout pourings!javascript:void(0)

May 10, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 12-15 | The Beeronaut

Beer Dinners, plus pre-and opening Chicago Craft Beer Week festivities.

May 6, 2014

Changes in Chicago's Craft Beer Scene - The Beeronaut

51st Ward Brewing spins off from Urban Legend, name change for Strange pelican, Rude Hippo is new on the scene.

May 5, 2014

Ticket Giveaway for the Lagunitas Beer Circus Chicago, May 17-18

Lagunitas Beer debuts in Chicago with its Beer Circus, May 17 - 18. Free tickets.

May 3, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 5-8 | The Beeronaut

Get tickets for Great Taste of the Midwest. Iron Maiden Trooper beer, and DryHop Lincoln Park Zoo collaboration!

May 1, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, May 2-4 | The Beeronaut

Chicago Beer Rally (moved to Aurora), Ball Park Brew Fest, Cinco de Mayo coming, Fadó Craft Beer Fest.

Apr 27, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 28–May 1 | The Beeronaut

Brooklyn Brewery Mash, Chouffe Fest, Comedy and Beer School

Apr 24, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 25-27 | The Beeronaut

Dark Lord Day, Baconfest, Durty Nellies… All SOLD OUT.Here's where you CAN go for great craft beer in Chicago this weekend.

Apr 23, 2014

Free tickets for Chouffe Fest, May 1 - The Beeronaut

I have tickets to give away to Chouffe Fest, a celebration of Belgian beer and gnomes hitting Chicago May 1.

Apr 10, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 11-13 | The Beeronaut

Beer fests at Tinley Park, Michigan City & Belleville, even Chicago French Market.

Apr 9, 2014

I’m Bringing Beer and Culture Together! | The Beeronaut

Thanks to the Beeronaut, Beer and Culture will be a topic for the first time at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association conference, in Chicago.

Apr 3, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, April 4-6 | The Beeronaut

New brewers BucckleDown & Hailstorm with events, 5 Rabbit now has merch, some unspeakable act with a goat on the North Side.

Apr 2, 2014

Ten Ninety Buys Big Chicago Brewing | The Beeronaut

Ten Ninety Brewing has purchased Big Chicago, its brewing contractor.

Mar 27, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 28-30 | The Beeronaut

Stoutfest is sold out, but Firkin Fest is on. Plus where to go for KBS!

Mar 25, 2014

Beer News: Half Acre expands, more Dark Lord tickets | The Beeronaut

Half Acre announces it will open a second brewery. Three Floyds puts "General Admission" Dark Lord Day tickets up for grabs.

Mar 22, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 24–27 | The Beeronaut

Oberon make its bow on Chicago's craft beer scene this week. Plus the Michael Jackson: Beer Hunter movie.

Mar 19, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 21–23 | The Beeronaut

The Chicago Beer Festival returns to Union Station Saturday.

Mar 17, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 18 – 20 | The Beeronaut

Post St. Pat's means more Chicago Craft beer tap takeovers and festivals, and getting closer to KBS.

Mar 14, 2014

Chicago St. Patrick’s Weekend Craft Beer Events | The Beeronaut

St. Patrick's Day, Pi Day, March Madness, and Dark Lord Day Tickets go on sale!

Mar 8, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 10–13 | The Beeronaut

Ale Syndicate's first anniversary in Chicago! More craft beer tappings include Surly Darkness, Hopslam, BCS, Double Daisy Cutter…

Mar 6, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 7–9 | The Beeronaut

Check out some breweries you may have only heard about at the Illinois Suburban Brewers Summit in Plainfield, more collabs & tappings around Chicago.

Mar 2, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, March 3–6, and Mardi Gras | The Beeronaut

Mardi Gras of course, Anchor IPA debuts in Chicago, Temperance has a takeover, Graylake Beer Fest Tickets on sale, plus Craft Beer & Comedy.

Feb 27, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 28–March 2 | The Beeronaut

Windy City BrewHAHA, Chicago collaboration tappings, Mardi Gras craft beer events, and ticketing for the Kentucky Breakfast Stout release.

Feb 26, 2014

Dates Set for Dark Lord Day & Chicago Craft Beer Week | The Beeronaut

Dark Lord Day is set for April 26 at Three Floyds Brewing. Tickets go on sale March 17. Chicago Craft Beer Week 2014 will be May 15-25, all over town.

Feb 22, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 24-27 | The Beeronaut

Chicago Craft Beer events with BuckleDown, Bourbon County Stout, Hopslam, Rock Bottom's Fire Chief, some Beer Education courses

Feb 20, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 21-23 | The Beeronaut

Big craft beer events include the Naperville Winter Ale Fest, 3 Floyds & Friends, SOLIDARITY with Dark Beers, 2 Brothers BA Imperial Stout.

Feb 15, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 17-20 | The Beeronaut

3 Floyds collaborations, Bourbon County Stout and Hopslam, and a sour beer fest among Chicago's craft beer events.

Feb 12, 2014

Valentine Weekend Craft Beer Events in Chicago | The Beeronaut

Valentine's Day rundown of romantic craft beer events, plus Delilah's Vintage Strong Beer Fest and Rock Bottom's Polar Beer.

Feb 5, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, Feb 7-9 | The Beeronaut

Cider Summit hits Chicago the same weekend as the Winter Games. Coincidence? Um… yeah. And more craft beers like Hopslam!

Feb 1, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, February 3-6 | The Beeronaut

Ciders all 'round in preparation for Saturday's Cider Summit. And Wisconsin's Ale Asylum craft beer hits Chicago taps!

Jan 30, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Super Bowl Weekend Events | The Beeronaut

For watching or ignoring the Super Bowl Sunday, we've got you covered for the best to get Chicago beer that won't be advertised on TV!

Jan 26, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 27-30 | The Beeronaut

Beer Hunter Michael Jackson's documentary's Chicago debut. Hopslam and Bourbon County Stout & sour craft beer events, & "It Might Get Dark."

Jan 23, 2014

Baderbräu Releases Red Velvet Bock | The Beeronaut

Baderbrau Brewing Company releases its second seasonal, a Bock beer called Red Velvet Hoppy Bock.

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 26-28 | The Beeronaut

Not a lot of Chicago Craft Beer specials for the Pro Bowl, but a Canned Beer Festival, Winter Brew, Ice Cream Pairing, and, oh yes, Hopslam!

Jan 19, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 20-23 | The Beeronaut

Surly Darkness, Bell's Hopslam, and of course Bourbon County Stout are pouring this week around Chicago, while Indiana celebrates more Dogfish Head.

Jan 16, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 17-19 | The Beeronaut

Big craft beer events: Riverview's Festibarrel, Local Option madness, Stout takeovers. New brewer debuts for Chicago, & Hopslam marches on!

Jan 12, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 13-16 | The Beeronaut

A week with craft beers like Hopslam, Bourbon County Stout, Yeti, and other big dark ales in Chicago!

Jan 9, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 10-12 | The Beeronaut

Artists n Ales, Chicago Craft Beer tappings with BCS and DFH WWS!

Jan 5, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, January 6-9 | The Beeronaut

A Dogfish Head beer event including World Wide Stout, and a New Zealand craft brewer comes to Chicago.

Jan 2, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, January 3-5 | The Beeronaut

Temps are low, beer events are few in Chicago this weekend. It's the dark before the light.

2014 Chicago Craft Beer Event Preview, Part 1 - The Beeronaut

The first of three previews for Craft Beer festivals in Chicago. Included Dark Lord Day, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, and Day of the Living Ales.