Posts Categorized: craft beer

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

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.

What’s On Tap – 8-16-16

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

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.

What’s On Tap – 7-19-16

Hello Brew Crew, In this edition we drink stories from Chicago’s 12 oldest bars, discover the globe’s cheapest beer prices and learn why pilsners developed a love-hate relationship with craft beer drinkers. Cheapcago Chicago is one of only four U.S. cities to make GoEuro’s top 50 list of cheapest beer prices globally. The Windy City prices out at $4.

What’s on Tap – 7-5-16

Hello America, We hope you enjoyed a happy Fourth of July celebration! In this edition our story taps pour over the country’s best outdoor beer gardens, new additions at Lagunitas and the beer shortage that panicked the Pilgrims into settling a new country.   Kaiser Tiger Chicago can thank its many beer gardens for its appeal as the best summertime city in the country.

What’s On Tap – 6-21-16

Hello Brew Crew, Here’s the latest craft beer news touching on “Hamilton,” Mortal Kombat, beer at the ballpark and our beloved classic beer mug emoji. Broadway Six-Pack No surprise Broadway’s “Hamilton” has spread its tentacles to craft beer.

What’s On Tap – 6-7-16

Hello Brew Crew, We’ve hit the halfway mark for 2016. June is upon us and so is the latest in craft beer news. Break out the sunscreen and hit the lakefront while the beer festival season lasts! Dream Within A Dream Consume, a new restaurant in Lake Zurich (NW Chicago burbs), has opened its doors on a business within a business.

What’s On Tap – 5-24-16

Hi Brew Crew! Chicago Craft Beer Week is currently underway through Sun., May 29! In the meantime, let’s pull the tap on the latest news in the craft beer world. 11 Glorious Days of Craft Beer Here’s a list of many Chicagoland breweries holding events, including new brew releases, to celebrate Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 19-29. Go forth and imbibe. [Daily Southtown] Chicagos.