There are some 38 uninhabited islands in Norway,* and three in Humboldt Park. Of course, there are the two in the Lagoon, but these days Ørkenoy—the two-year-old Nordic-inspired brewery, cocktail bar, and restaurant—is “deserted” in name only. (The word is a rough mash-up of two Norwegian words: ørken, for desert, and oy, for island.) But […]
For beer, FOBAB
It’s exhilarating just to anticipate the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB). I don’t know if it is the prospect of being surrounded by so many high ABV (alcohol by volume) beers that brings this out in me or the fact that there was only a virtual version last year. The sheer thought […]
Conrad Seipp brews again
Take a swig of history with the Columbia Bock.
Get weird with mustard beer
Are Chicagoans ready for some of the yellow stuff in their brews?
The Reader’s stay-at-home chronicles: day 53
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Augment beereality with Tech Noir at Marz Community Brewing
These beer cans make music.
Yoga + Beer = Oneness
Feeding the mind, body, and soul
Bill Cipher really let himself go on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by local artist and musician Joe Schorgl.
Bungalow at Middle Brow is a house of wild ferment
Sourdough pizza, country bread, and weird beer in the new Logan Square home of this once-itinerant brewery
The new doc F*** Your Hair tells the story of 5 Rabbit Cervecería’s inadvertent Trump protest
When you’re stuck with 50 kegs of ale slated for Trump Tower and then Donald insults Mexican immigrants, what do you do?
Metropolitan Brewing’s ten-year anniversary party is a true celebration of Chicago’s beer scene
From a toolbox to a 30,000-square-foot brewery.
Craft beer, corporate beer, and Master Cicerones: drink it all in with Brewmaster
A new documentary explores the world of beer-lovers and it doesn’t matter at all that it was funded by Pilsner-Urquell.
Wisconsin’s Fermentation Fest offers more than 50 classes on brewing, cheese making, and more
Now’s the time to introduce live cultures into your life.
America, start bowling again
Fall is all about those spares, splits, and strikes.
Food, football, fund-raising, and Freddie Gibbs at this weekend’s music fests
Beer & Bands for Comfort Station This fund-raiser for Logan Square arts hub Comfort Station features a diverse bill of live music (Dos Santos, Phoelix, Dim, and Campdogzz) plus beer from Goose Island, cider from Virtue, and hard seltzer from White Claw. See Gossip Wolf for more. Sat 9/8, 4 PM, Illinois Centennial Monument, 2595 […]