*Last Updated 9/4/18* I often get asked by friends and acquaintances coming to Chicago what my favorite places are to get a great beer in the city of Chicago. I've lived here since 2010, and jumped in the scene in 2012 or so. It's been interesting watching how things have progressed and changed as time … Continue reading Wet Your Beak: Chicago Top 10 Craft Beer Bars
Hey guys! Are you excited for Neapolitan stouts?! Strawberry! Chocolate! Vanilla! You know, like that great beer Cycle and 3 Sons made, or the allegedly unsanctioned Bourbon County Brand Scooop also made by 3 Sons, or that More Double Rainbow that was pretty okay? What about a cinnamon forward Horchata stout? It could be a … Continue reading The Great Bourbon County Brand Swerve
A little over one year ago, myself and some other tasters in Chicago gathered for a bit of a bottle share experiment, called Cruisin for a Geuzin. The bottle share was inspired by a few questions. Is Lambic better than great American Wild Ales? In a blind setting, could tasters tell the difference? And of … Continue reading Cruisin for a Geuzin II: Up a Kriek
Some Dark Lord variants will be bad. Others, less so.
A guide of the various wax colors used by Goose Island's Clybourn Brewhouse for previous bottle releases
A look the the 2018 March Madness Bottle Share Tournament emanating from Chicago, featuring stellar beer from around the US and the world.
The recap of the 2017 March Madness Bottle Share Tournament is now up. We're just 2 weeks from the 2018 Tournament. With 18 participants, its shaping up to be a big event with some new faces and bold predictions.