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February 2017 CBE Brewsletter

Bacon & Brewing Beer Tour Jan 2017 Hello brew crew! If you’ve been on one of our tours, you know that we think beer history a blast. It turns out that we aren’t alone: the Smithsonian just hired its first ever beer scholar, Theresa McCulla.

Best Tours in Chicago

Walking Through Federal Plaza in the Loop Best Tours in Chicago: 9 Awesome Ways to See the Windy City in 2017 Hello brew crew! The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. The City in a Garden. With world renown culture, architecture, parks, lakefront, food and drink, Chicago, the Second City, is second to none. The city is a blast to explore.

January 2017 CBE Brewsletter

Brewletter Blog Header Hello brew crew! As part of our New Year’s resolutions – other than going to the gym (#alreadyfailed) – we are starting a monthly newsletter. This will be hopped up on beer related info from Chicago, the U.S., and the world. Let’s start with a little 2016 craft beer-in-review. Here are some stats from the U.S.

Best Beer Gifts – 2016 Holiday Beer Gift Guide

Beer Stuffed Stocking For the 2016 Holiday Season, here are 36 creative beer gift ideas for the beer lover in your life! Hello brew crew! Just like last year, with the holidays – and gift-giving season – rapidly approaching, we decided to compile and list ideas that will make beer lovers blush when they tear open the wrapping paper.

Chicago’s Beer Boom: In Charts

Total Number of Chicago Breweries Hello brew crew! I hope that you are all doing well as we slide into one of my favorite times of the year: sweater weather! With football, brats, pumpkins, applies, and hayrides, and comfortable, crisp weather, this is a great time to drink delicious beer. Lucky for us, we are in the midst of a huge craft beer boom, with over 4,600 breweries now open in the United States.

What’s On Tap – 9-6-16

08-26-16-LS Hello, brew friends! The season of football and craft beer festivals is officially underway, sans white pants. So let us labor on the taps discussing beer delivery services, Jackie Brown, beer bongs, ax throwing, and news from the northern Mitten. BEER ON DEMAND Piece Pizza Brewery in Wicker Park is following in the footsteps of Half Acre Beer Co.

Introducing Beerpinions Podcast

Beerpinions logo Hey everyone! In proof that anyone can talk on the internet, I am proud to announce my involvement with Beerpinions, a new podcast. I am co-hosting with the much more knowledgeable Pat Berger, who is a co-owner of Paddy Long’s and Kaiser Tiger.

What’s On Tap – 8-16-16

08-07-16-LV Hello, brew friends! Let our taps pour on: suburban vice, new arrivals at O’Hare airport, Illinois hops production and your very own beer Olympics. SUBURBAN VICE Vice District Brewing will open a 15-barrel brewhouse and tap room in south suburban Homewood (22 miles south of downtown Chicago) by early spring 2017. It’s exciting growth for a brewery that opened only two years ago.

What’s On Tap – 8-2-16

07-30-16-BT Hail Caesar, brew crew! The calendar turns to August, named many moons ago in honor of Augustus Caesar, and we pour the taps on guzzling beer in route to the Olympics, beer shaming, a classic Oktoberfest beer, views from Lollapalooza and applying for the dream job of all dream jobs.