These beer cans make music.
Goose Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary with new brews and events in Chicago all month long
Goose Island Brewery Co. is turning 30 and throwing a monthlong party in Chicago.
Historic film and video studio IPA gets its own app
The Polaroid Wall provides a library of pictures taken at the famous production facility.
The debut of Uncommon Ground’s Greenstar, the first organic brewery in Illinois
A Hofbräuhaus veteran launches Greenstar Brewing with two organic pale ales that showcase rich malts.
Empirical Brewery hits the market hard with its IBU Overload IPA
A new north-side brewery makes a memorable first impression with a single IPA that packs an alarming 105 IBUs.
First visit: Evanston’s Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
At this new Evanston brewpub, a veteran of Arcadia Ales debuts with a half-dozen solid, easy-drinking traditional styles.
Evanston’s Temperance Beer Company debuts on retail shelves with Gatecrasher English IPA
Evanston’s first craft brewery packages its first beer: Six-packs of the English-style IPA left the canning line Friday.
Solemn Oath breaks into bottles with Combat Marshmallow
Naperville’s finest just started bottling two beers per month, and the very first is this ludicrously hoppy double stout.
Founders Doom: An imperial IPA gets even heavier
The pleasures of doom—not just Founders’ barrel-aged imperial IPA but also the heaviest metal in the universe.
Beer and Metal: Three Floyds’ Rye da Tiger
Three Floyds’ double rye IPA and Dio’s “Holy Diver”
Taste of Polonia and other food and drink events
Labor Day Weekend includes food and drink tutorials, a luau, multiple pig roasts, and a new cider release
Charitable Ice Cream Social and other food and drink events
Labor Day Weekend includes food and drink tutorials, a luau, multiple pig roasts, an ice cream social, a new cider release, and a spa night, Mortini’s included.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery: strong on beer but hit-or-miss
Belgian brews rule at Pete Crowley’s Randolph, but the crowds are the wrong kind of riotous.
This Week’s Food and Drink Events
Pear grafting, a pastry market, lectures on Prohibition, and more.
Swedish trumpeter Magnus Broo blows into Chicago
Regular readers of this blog know how much I love and admire the Scandinavian quintet Atomic—to my ears they’re one of the most exciting jazz bands on the planet. Tonight the band’s remarkable Swedish trumpeter, Magnus Broo, leads an excellent ad hoc quartet with trombonist Jeb Bishop, bassist Nate McBride, and drummer Frank Rosaly over […]