About- Mike Zoller
After last year’s attempt at the first Chicago Ale Fest was canceled due to inclement weather and financial concerns, this year Lou Dog Events says all systems are go for one of the largest beer festivals in Chicago.
You’re about to head out to a BYOB restaurant or maybe your friends place for the evening and you’re bringing beer or wine. You decide to bike and you need an easy way to tote your alcohol. Chicago-native Craig Koszewski has come up with a solution to solve your problem and is looking for backers for his Kickstarter campaign for his product called the Roo.
Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks off this Thursday and features 11 straight days of events celebrating craft beer. Starting on the 14th and going through the 24th, there’s seemingly an endless variety of tastings, collaborations and tap takeovers all over the city of Chicago.
I first met Moody Tongue Brewmaster Jared Rouben at a beer tasting back in the late fall of 2014. We chatted briefly but it was a memorable conversation because he talked about something I had never heard about before – culinary brewing.
What: American Beer Classic
When: Saturday May 9th
Bears fans often left Soldier Field disappointed and depressed after a Bears loss this past NFL sesason. On May 9th, beer fans will leave happy, fulfilled or may not remember leaving at all.
For over seven years Adam Cieslak and Ari Megalis home-brewed beer with the hopes of one day opening Mercenary Brewery in Chicago. In October 2014, the childhood friends started using the name Mercenary commercially for the first time as they began bottling and kegging their beers for distribution. But on April 16, the brewery had to change its name from Mercenary to Maplewood.
It’s incredibly disturbing and ass-backwards that a column like this must be written in this day and age, but when the governor of Indiana signs a bill that could potentially allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community it seems you have little choice.
What: The Chicago Beer Festival
When: Saturday March 21st
Session 1: 1-4pm
Session 2: 6-9pm
Where: The Great Hall at Union Station
How Much: $40 Buy Tickets Here
Twice a year since 2012, beer lovers flock to The Great Hall at Union Station to take part in The Chicago Beer Festival. On March 21st over 60 breweries will be pouring their brews and those in attendance will have their choice of over 150 beers to sample.
As spring training gets underway fans will notice something different when they head to the ballpark this season – they’ll be heading home sooner. At least that’s what Major League Baseball hopes.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
With the four teams now unveiled for the first ever College Football Playoff, the debates will go on long into winter about whether or not the committee got the four teams right. Just like the BCS system, the CFP system is not perfect but in its inaugural year I think they got it right.
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Entrepreneur Paul Leamon liked to hold business meetings during the week at a bar where he and his business associates could have a beer while they worked. The only problem was that early on a weekday the bar atmosphere wasn’t the best. This, coupled with his passion for craft beer, led him to open Beermiscuous Café.
Two Brothers Brewing Co.
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Saturday: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Sunday: 1:30pm
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Monday-Thursday: 3pm-11pm Friday-Saturday:12pm-12am Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Brothers Jim and Jason Ebel got their start when their grandfather, …
In April a commissioner got up in front of the entire sports world and took drastic action to start mending a wrong so horrible it threatened to destroy an entire team. Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for making terribly racist remarks and eventually forced him to sell the team.
In April another commissioner supposedly saw a video of a player doing a terrible act of violence and did nothing. Roger Goodell had his Adam Silver moment and has failed miserably.
When you put a lot of cars on a small track and race them at high speeds the chance for horrific injuries or even death are a real possibility. Since the 1940s there have been 68 driver deaths on the track in the whole slew of NASCAR events. However, what happened on Saturday could have and should have been prevented.
Despite not winning a major since 2008, Tiger Woods still commands the golfing world’s headlines. Despite Woods shooting his worst four-round score in a major for his career last weekend, we still talk about him. We’ll never stop talking about Woods as long as he plays golf, but his domination of the sport is clearly over… for now.