While wandering through the sea of endless beer booths at Great American Beer Fest (#GABF2017), it was easy to both be enamoured with craft beer and overwhelmed. But for this writer, it also provided an opportunity to compare and contrast Chicago's craft beer to national offerings. The beer-to-beer approach helped solidify what had already become … Continue reading Chicago Craft Breweries Play Second Fiddle to No One
The Beer List for Imperial Oak Brewing Oaktoberfest is Stupid Good
As noted on the PorchDrinking.com Monday "Quick Sips" page, Sept 30th is yet another huge day of festivals, including Penrose Brewing Funk Fest, Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest, and Werk Force Brewing's expansion party and Oktoberfest. But, if you are in the area near Imperial Oak Brewing, you're going to be privy to quite a unique beer … Continue reading The Beer List for Imperial Oak Brewing Oaktoberfest is Stupid Good
Sept 16 – Nine Craft Beer Events Throughout Metro Chicago
So many beer fests are occurring on Sept 16, it's hard to fathom. It's a good time to be alive!
SideDoor Chicago hosts a Wisconsin “FIBB” Bacon & Beer Dinner
SideDoor Chicago hosts Tyranena & Nueske's from WI for a five-course Bacon and Beer feast.
9/11 Thoughts from a Beer & Spirits Writer
We should never forget, but we should also remember to keep living. Sitting down to a beer reminds us of that.
Old Town Pour House Game Room
The Old Town Pour House pays homage to the Old Town name with non-electronic game room, all while offering modern menus, craft beer and mixology.
Beer has beauty, and it enjoys many forms.
Wine and cocktails are not the only beautiful libations. Beer has beauty, and it enjoys many forms.
Hirter herbstCULT Märzen-Style Arrives To Chicago From Austria This Autumn
As summer winds down, the nights get longer and beer gets darker. The first sign of that transition comes in the form of bready Oktoberfest märzen-style and festbeer-style beer. Certainly, the countless varieties produced by Chicago-area and national breweries are worthy of every penty spent, as are any of the beers arriving from the six … Continue reading Hirter herbstCULT Märzen-Style Arrives To Chicago From Austria This Autumn
Moody Tongue Hosts Painting Class Aug 24
Moody Tongue, possibly the most artistic of all breweries and one defined by its "culinary brewing" style, invites you to tap into your own creativity. On August, 24, attendees can visit Moody's Pilsen neighborhood tasting room from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and engage in some "painting and pours." The Painting Inspired by Green City … Continue reading Moody Tongue Hosts Painting Class Aug 24
CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL RELEASES LINEUP OF NIGHTLY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR THE DIVE: AUGUST 5 – 26
The latest iteration of the recurring “Mini-Bar” pop-up bar series at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel celebrates Chicago’s beloved dive bar culture On the Mag Mile, right across the street from Millennium Park, exists the Chicago Athletic Association hotel along with 17,000 square feet of event space and a tremendous view of Lake Michigan, including from … Continue reading CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL RELEASES LINEUP OF NIGHTLY PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR THE DIVE: AUGUST 5 – 26