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Jan 31, 2012

Goose Island Stout Fest Tickets on sale February 1!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday Feb 1 for Goose Island Stout Fest (March 17).

Pipeworks starts brewing beer in Chicago today! - Chicago craft beer |

Welcome a bouncing baby brewer to Chicago! Pipeworks Brewing Co. began operation on Western Ave. today!

Jan 29, 2012

Chicago Beer Society News: Shootout Winners, March 3 is Day of the Living Ales

I'm a week late, but: CBS announces best beers and food at their Brewpub Shootout. Their Day of the Living Ales is March 3.

Jan 28, 2012

The week ahead in Chicago craft beer, Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Point beer makes some noise around here, so does Dogfish 120 Min. IPA, Metropolitan, Tighthead and other local beers.

Jan 26, 2012

This weekend in Chicago craft beer, January 27-29

Frank Thomas promotes Big Hurt Beer, while tastings of big, rare beers abound.

Jan 25, 2012

Bargain Beer Review: Trader Joe's Boatswain HLV Ale

I start reviewing bargain beers by checking out Boatswain HLV Brown Ale, sold at Trader Joe's.

Jan 22, 2012

The Week Ahead in Chicago craft beer, January 23-26

Bell's Hopslam, Surly Darkness, Metropolitan, Lagunitas, Slumbrew & Summit pour, while dinner's served with 2 Brothers, 5 Rabbit & North Coast.

Jan 19, 2012

Craft beer review: BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin

BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Click on to read my 4-star review. I had a taster at Palmer Place last year. Will it return?

This weekend in Chicago craft beer, January 20-22

Brew-Ho-Ho and AlphaBeer. If you can't get in, visit CHAOS and have some chili!

Jan 12, 2012

This weekend in Chicago craft beer, January 13-15

Stout Fest goes on, a beer & Cheese Pairing, specialized Metropolitan Dynamo on tap.

Jan 8, 2012

The Week Ahead in Chicago craft beer, January 9-12

Two Brothers dinner, releases with Canadian Breakfast Stout, Hopslam, and more stout events.

Jan 7, 2012

Breaking: Plainfield's Limestone Brewing may close down tonight - Chicago craft beer |

Barring a last-minute negotiation over the lease for their building, Will County's only brewpub, Limestone Brewing Co., may be forced to close down tonight.

Jan 4, 2012

This weekend in Chicago craft beer, January 6-8 - Chicago craft beer

Stout Fest, a Drinking & Writing play at Haymarket, 3 Floyds Beer Brunch.