: ' Illinois'

Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (#FoBAB)

********************************************************************************************************************************* UPDATE: Tickets for all three #FoBAB 2014 sessions go on sale at 10:00AM, August 25th through Ticketmaster. You can preview the Ticketmaster links below:   Friday 6 – 10 Saturday 1 – 5 Saturday 6 [...]

DRAFT Magazine – Official Sponsor of #FoBAB and #ImBIBE

Hello Craft Beer Enthusiasts! I wanted to inform everyone that DRAFT Magazine has become an Official Sponsor of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers, as well as our ever-expanding enthusiast program named ImBIBE. What is [...]

Hamburger Mary’s: Total. World. Domination.

In April Hamburger Mary’s made the jump across the pond, opening their first international location in Berlin, Germany. Last month, the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild caught up with head brewer and co-owner Brandon Wright at Mary’s [...]

Ale Syndicate: “It Just Takes Time”

If anyone has faced the extensive challenges that can arise when opening a brewery, it is the Evans brothers. Samuel and Jesse Edwin Evans came on the Chicago craft beer scene over the summer of 2011 [...]

Nick Barron: Goose Island Clybourn’s Newest Brewmaster

There are many changes happening in the Chicago craft beer scene. Most of these changes revolve around new breweries opening up or popular out-of-state breweries finally distributing their wares to our fine city. But another change [...]

A Reflection on Stout Fest 2013

For one magical day every year, Goose Island Clybourn transforms into a celebration of the beer we call stout. Fans of this dark ale flock to the brewpub (located at 1800 N Clybourn) thirsty to try [...]

4 Paws Brewing Sets Sights on Chicago Craft Beer Week

Sopping wet, I walked into Matt Gebhardt’s office one rainy afternoon in February to learn about 4 Paws Brewing, his soon-to-be up and running brewery near Andersonville, Illinois. After a brief exchange of handshakes and introductions, [...]

Sponsorship Opportunity – Chicago Craft Beer Week

  Attention valued sponsors of Chicago Craft Beer Week! Would you like to support Illinois craft beer? Interested in sponsoring on our website/mobile app? Here is your chance!     Official Sponsorship Level:   Website banner [...]

www.chibeerweek.com Website Goes Live March 15th, 2013!

  Attention participating venues! Are you a craft beer bar that would like to promote your events for Chicago Craft Beer Week? www.chibeerweek.com will go live on Friday, March 15th. What does that mean? You will [...]

The ICBG Guide to Craft Beers for Valentine’s Day

  Ready for romance this Valentine’s Day? You’re going to need the right beverage to help Cupid’s arrow hit its target. Wine or champagne have been the traditional go-to drinks for lovers, but there’s no reason [...]