May 2017 CBE Brewsletter

on May 17, 2017

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 beer-focused events running from tomorrow through May 25. These range in size from huge beer fests to neighborhood bar tap takeovers and feature breweries of all sizes and locations with a great local focus. While you can check the official website for a listing of most events, we’ve also compiled a guide of our favorite events during the week.

Regardless, we hope you have a blast drinking delicious local beer this week! We’ve included more beer related information below.

Bruce and the CBE Team


Upcoming Beer Events

Bacon & Brewing Beer Tour - May 2017

Chicago Beer Experience Beer ToursLink

– Chicago Craft Beer Week (CCBW) – May 18-25, Various Locations; Link

Maifest Chicago – June 1-4, Lincoln Square; Link

Craft Brews at the Lincoln Park Zoo – June 16-17, Lincoln Park Zoo; Link

Chicago Ale Fest (Summer) – June 23-24, Grant Park (Butler Field); Link



Here are other interesting beer stories from the past month or so:
  • Pair singing with suds in beer choir in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Link.
  • Alarmist Brewing’s new taproom features some great summer beers. Link.
  • Revolution Brewing is an official White Sox sponsor. Link.
  • Learn more about the 1855 Lager Beer Riots. Link.
  • Lagunitas has sold completely to Heineken. Read why from Lagunitas’s Tony Magee. Link.
  • South Side Brewer Open Outcry Brewing hopes to be open by Memorial Day. Link.
  • Baderbrau has added a kitchen to its taproom. Link.
  • Here are 6 U.S. Cities for your next beer vacation. Link.
  • Anheuser-Busch’s deal to purchase Wicked Weed did not go over well in the craft beer community. Link.
  • To survive, craft brewers turn to cocktails, coffee, and bicycles. Link.
  • Creature Comfort’s CEO is highly suspicious of Anheuser-Busch, including their recent craft brewery acquisitions. Link.
  • Beer tourism is on the rise. Link.
  • There is a fruit invasion in craft beer. Link.
  • A runner consumed 13 beers – 1 for each mile – and still finished his half marathon. Link.
  • The world’s first 1,000 pack of beer is available in Finland. Link.
  • Beer is now being brewed with urine…sort of. Link.
  • Beer is a better painkiller than acetaminophen.  Link.
  • Goose Island is expanding globally. Link.

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