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What’s On Tap – 5-10-16

Enjoying beer and bacon on our Lakeview & Lincoln Park tour at Paddy Longs in May, 2016!   Hi Brew Crew! As we pull the tap on some of the latest news in the craft beer world, you can rest assured summer is coming, even if Game of Thrones cries otherwise. Three-Eyed Raven HBO and Ommegang brewery have partnered up for a series of brews to honor Game of Thrones Season 6. The newest release, marking the sixth beer in the series, is Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale.

What’s On Tap – April 11, 2016

Enjoying the end of the Loop & South Loop Tour at Vice District Brewing Hello brew crew! While we are all awaiting spring weather to arrive, at least we can cope with beer! Here are some of our favorite stories the the past few weeks: Daisy Cutter Half Acre Beer Company, founded in 2007, was one of the first production breweries to open within the city limits of Chicago. Their flavorful beers are a staple of the Windy City’s craft beer community.

NEW BEER TOUR in the Loop & South Loop!

Cheers-ing the new beer tour in the Loop & South Loop Hello brew crew! We are very excited to announce a NEW BEER TOUR opening up right downtown this spring on April 1 in the Loop & South Loop neighborhoods! On this new tour, tourists will: – Learn about Chicago’s vice history in the 1800s and 1900s.

What’s On Tap – March 21, 2016

Enjoying beers on our Lakeview & Lincoln Park tour at Atlas Brewing in March 2016   Hey everyone! Happy second day of spring! As we march towards warmer days, here are some of our favorite beer stories from the past couple of weeks: The Big Short Short’s Brewing Co., long opposed to distributing outside of Michigan, will now arrive in Chicago this spring. Click here.

Beer Cellaring Infographic

Beer Cellaring Infographic Hey everyone! Here’s a cool infographic regarding cellaring beer. Although only a relatively few beer styles should be cellared, it does offer a fun, unique way to enjoy different flavors in beer.

What’s On Tap – March 9, 2016

Enjoying beer and bacon at Paddy Long's this winter! Hey everyone! We hope that you are all gearing up for the St. Paddy’s Day celebrations starting in Chicago on Saturday! It’s going to be a wild, fun time in the windy city, with plenty of beer to drink.

What’s On Tap – February 19, 2016

Enjoying beer at Atlas Brewing during winter 2016! Hello brew crew! Here are some of the beer-centric stories that have caught our eye so far in the new year. Please enjoy! You Don’t Have to Love IPAs, But Many Do  IPAs typically fall into four categories: English-style, American-style, Imperial (double), and The Others. But what’s the difference between an English IPA and an American IPA? Learn why it matters, and why IPAs continue to take over the taps.

What’s On Tap – December 17, 2015

Enjoying the festive beer scene at historic Lottie's Pub! Hello brew crew! Here’s an update of some of our favorite beer stories from the past week: DON’T FEAR THE BEER Burning Brothers’s Brewing, St. Paul, Minn., is totally gluten-free. Founders Dane Breimhorst and Thom Foss spent three years concocting brews with no trace of gluten strands.

Our Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts!

Bruce, Brian and the CBE Team in 2015 Hello brew crew! The holidays, and gift-gifting season, are here. Sometimes, it can be hard to find great gifts for family, friends, co-workers, and others. For the beer lover, history lover, and Chicago lover, our gift certificates  make delightful gifts.

What’s on Tap – December 8, 2015

Lakeview & Lincoln Park Tour 12-5-15 Hey beer people! We are going to start regularly updating what we think is useful beer information on our blog. Check out this week’s “What’s On Tap”: ILLINOIS CRAFT BREWERIES LISTED ON A GOOGLE MAP The Chicago Tribune compiled a list of more than 110 craft breweries from Chicago to across the state of Illinois. It’s a growing list, but includes only breweries incorporated in Illinois.