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Chicago Craft Beer Week 2017 Guide

CCBW Logo Hello brew crew! Chicago Craft Beer Week is upon us, folks! If you are in the Chicagoland area, get ready to enjoy a bunch of events running from May 18, 2017 through May 25, 2017. These range in size from huge beer fests to neighborhood bar tap takeovers and feature breweries of all sizes.

April 2017 CBE Brewsletter

Brewletter Blog Header Hello brew crew! Happy spring! We’ve had a bit of a rainy start, but sunshine and warm weather are on its way. To start this month’s Brewsletter, I wanted to touch base on some recent developments in the craft beer scene. The U.S. Brewers Association released their annual beer numbers. Craft beer growth has slowed to 6%, causing some concern.

March 2017 CBE Brewsletter

Brewletter Blog Header Hello Brew Crew! Bruce checking in, and I hope you are all well and gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day and Spring! In this month’s brewsletter, I wanted to write a bit about a newer trend in craft beer. All industries are subject to trends, and craft beer is no exception.

Ultimate 2017 Chicago Bachelorette Party Planning Guide

Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tour - Bachelorette Party Ultimate Chicago Bachelorette Party Planning Guide: Top 14 Ideas for Bachelorette Parties in Chicago in 2017 The call often comes out of the blue. “Can you talk?” asks one of your best friends, whether current, college, or hometown. A flash of worry crosses your mind, and you call immediately. “Will you be my maid of honor?” The worry turns to excitement, and you congratulate your friend.

February 2017 CBE Brewsletter

Brewletter Blog Header 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.