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Mar 31, 2011

Craft beer review: Bell’s Batch 10,000 Ale

I finally finished writing my review of this beer, just in time to buy some bottles at the Oberon Release Party TONIGHT at Binny's South Loop!

Whatever happened to "Brew Masters?" - Chicago craft beer |

Whatever happened to "Brew Masters?" Did "Big Beer" (aka Anheuser-Busch) kill Discovery & Dogfish Head's craft beer reality show? Click on!

Mar 30, 2011

Mar 29, 2011

Chicago craft beer weekend, April 1-3 - Chicago craft beer |

More chances to sample Metropolitan's Iron Works, and a local winner of Sam Adams LongShot. Plus a beer dinner at Limestone with guest beers from Two Brothers. And a Drinking & Writing Christmas! Click on!

Mar 22, 2011

Mar 21, 2011

Dark Lord Day tickets sell out in minutes - Chicago craft beer |

Not quite as fast as before, but this time the rush of ticket sales didn't break the internet.

Mar 14, 2011

Chicago St. Patrick’s week craft beer events

Of course there's St.Pat's this week. Also beer dinners, and more chances at KBS!

Mar 11, 2011

Craft Beer Alert: Dark Lord Day tickets on sale March 19 (UPDATE!) - Chicago craft beer |

Some updated information. Stay by your internet next Saturday!

Craft Beer Alert: Dark Lord Day tickets on sale soon! - Chicago craft beer |

Three Floyds Dark Lord Day, your chance to score one of the most popular geek beers in the world, is April 30. Your chance for a ticket to this event comes sometime in the following week.

Mar 9, 2011

Chicago craft beer weekend, March 11-13

St. Patrick's celebrations including a pre-parade breakfast at Melnick's, a Bell's Beer Pairing at Wildfire, St. Baldrick's fundraiser, plus some chances at Kentucky Breakfast Stout!

Mar 8, 2011

YouTube - Embracing Sake at Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Papa's always ready: TEACH ME SAKE! Just leave the fish out of it, okay?

Craft beer review: Lakefront Big Easy - Chicago craft beer |

There's the Easter Sunday tradition of popping a Doppelbock to end the Lenten fast, which is why the first commercial doppelbock was named "Salvator." But craft beer doesn't figure into a full-on Mardi Gras debauch when your aim is to get as much alcohol in you quickly as possible.

Mar 7, 2011

Goose Island wins 1st & 2nd at Day of the Living Ales - Chicago craft beer |

The Chicago Beer Society held its seventh annual Day of the Living Ales tasting on Saturday, March 5. The festival featured 44 beers from 26 brewers from Chicagoland and across the nation, all served from casks in "real ale" style.

Mar 6, 2011

Chicago craft beer calendar, March 9-10 - Chicago craft beer |

If you're done feeling penitential, here are some more beer tappings, dinners with 2 Brothers, Goose Island and RAM, and Fire Chief goes on at area Rock Bottoms. And stay tuned, I'll have news of something known as "KBS."

Mar 2, 2011

Obama food blogger has more on White House homebrewing

Obama Foodorama blogger Eddie Gelman Kohan has rounded up more information on the White House homebrew served at the Super Bowl, and has passed it on to the beer community.