Tag Archives: Chicago

A Day at (Beer) Camp

On a sunny afternoon at a field usually designated for concerts and sporting events, I was walking through the grass with a commemorative sipping glass, half full of whatever delicious concoction I wanted – I was at Beer Camp. Hosted by Sierra Nevada, Beer Camp is a celebration of local beers and breweries that occurs at 6 festivals nationwide throughout the summer. The goal of camp is simple: to celebrate and experience the local craft breweries in the community and throughout the larger region by…

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Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Corridor Brewery & Provisions, located in Chicago Illinois Summer Time at Corridor Brewery & Provisions Nestled in West Lakeview, Corridor Brewery & Provisions is one of the newer additions to the booming Chicago craft beer scene, and is also one of the most unique. The brewery opened in October 2015 as the sister site of Lakeview-neighborhood favorite, DryHop Brewing, and has since established its reputation as one of the most sought-after brewpubs on the north side – thanks in large part to the creations of…

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Chill, guys. It’s just beer.

Featured Contributor Bill Mayeroff @bill_mayeroff Well, folks, we did it. We survived Thanksgiving weekend. You survived the gluttony, the racist relatives you only see once a year, the airports and the travel. And if you’re a beer fan, especially in Chicago, you may also have survived the long lines at liquor stores to get hold of a beer that to many beer fans is the official taste of Black Friday. I’m talking, of course, of Goose Island‘s Bourbon County Brand Stout and its variants – Proprietors’,…

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A View of Michigan from the Other Side of the Lake

The U.P., apple and peach picking, wine, four Great Lakes, those hated Red Wings…and craft beer. I’m a Chicagoan that loves Michigan. The eastern side of Lake Michigan has my son’s footprints in its sand. Many apples have made their way from Michigan to Chicago via my car. And, Michigan is a big reason why I love craft beer. Back when I was a mere seedling that had not fully seen the light when it came to craft-beer goodness, I found Michigan beer. If you…

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Old Style Beer Review

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: I love this beer, I grew up on this beer.  As a young man, I’d travel to Chicago, walk the streets and see “Old Style” beer signs outside all of the neighborhood bars.  Not sure why we pub crawled back then, every bar served exactly the same beer – exactly the same beer. It is and still is Chicago’s beer.  I’m from the Detroit area, so when I visited it was fun to join in the local fun. True this…

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