Boozy Beggar Picture of the Day – Whiner Miaou

Whiner Miaou – A Blended Barrel-Aged Dry-Hopped Belgian Wheat Cans, cute as can be, available at Coalfire, my favorite pizza joint in the city. If you’re with a wine drinker, trust me, get the Argiano Super Tuscan. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ogZke4

The Wine List!

Ok, it is time to start documenting some of my experiences with wine. For fair warning, I am not an oenophile and I am just now teaching myself about wine, both in terms of grapes and in terms of producing regions. I’m going to approach this a lot like I would spirits, but with a…

Whiner Beer Co Ultraviolet Bottle Release – April 7th, 5pm

In February, Whiner Beer Co released Candy Darling (All Oak Barrel-fermented, Barrel-aged Wild Ale with crazy plums), to much acclaim amongst Chicago’s beer scene. Personally, it ranks among my favorite beers of the year so far. Now they’re doing it again, this time with Ultraviolet, and I’m even more excited. I love all things blueberry…

Off Color Brewing Night at The Barrel! 7pm Kickoff, 3/31!!!

I present to you, your last minute Friday night plan. Off Color Brewing sneaks into The Barrel with some pretty wicked tap offerings tonight, and makes off with all the cheese when they’re done. No promise that they’ll be in Dinosaur gear.

Thursday Events Post

Just a quick events post for Thursday, March 30th. Some fun stuff going on! Victory Brewing Tap Feature – Monk’s Pub – 4pm Onward Kirsch Gose ● Cherry Gose ● 4.7% ABV Prima Pils ● German Inspired Pilsener ● 5.3% ABV Blackboard Series: Coffee Cream Ale ● Cream Ale w/Cold Brew Coffee ● 6.5% ABV…

Jungle Bird Boogie at The Loyalist, April 10, 2017 @ 06:00PM

Less than 2 weeks til The Loyalist hosts Campari USA’s Jungle Bird Boogie cocktail competition and punch-off on April 10th at 6:00 PM. The Jungle Bird, by the way, is a 1970s classic tiki cocktail from the beautiful Kuala Lumpur, combining the silky sweetness of Pineapple juice, sharp tang of rum, and the delightful bitterness…

The Trip Begins

This seems as good a place as any to document my work trip through London, all of Belgium (with a side trip north to La Trappe), and then onward to Cologne, Germany to wrap things up. Much thanks to Artisanal Imports for the opportunity to meet with our amazing portfolio of suppliers.  Our first order…

Sandwich Saturday/Sunday #1 – G&O’s Mushroom Arancini Burger

Yep, the first post in this new idea is totally on a Monday, but I’m on a short vacation, and this Monday IS my new Sunday, and that’s just also how things work around here sometime. The idea is to talk about these amazing sandwiches and the beer, wine, and cocktails to pair with them,…

Dearly Beer-loved Vintage Record Extravaganza, June 26th

LPs and 45s from the 60s to the 80s! Amazing beer and cider from Artisanal Imports (yours truly)! Soundtrack to your vintage life by music-encyclophile and beer lover Erin Phillips of the Boka Restaurant Group! Vintage selections available from the Broadway Antique Market curators. I’d imagine the whole store is available as well. Vintage record…