King’s Day with La Trappe Trappist – April 27th

Join the Artisanal Imports crew in a mini-bar crawl of Kingly proportions (really, it’ll be more like playing tag with Adam and Nick, if you can find them!). Every year The Netherlands celebrates the birth of their monarch, now King Willem-Alexander, and Artisanal Imports celebrates in kind, with the La Trappe Trappist line of Dutch…

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…

The Craft Beer Boat, Pt. 1

The Craft Beer Boat is a series of collaborative events between Artisanal Imports (importer of european beers and cider, Underberg, and more), Allagash Brewing (Maine brewery making delicious belgian-style and american beers),  and Surly Brewing (awesome American craft beer from Minnesota), along with this year’s guest local brewery, Off Color Brewing (a bunch of local…

Oak & Iron IV, 2/12, 6pm, at Jerry’s Sandwiches in Wicker Park

No, this isn’t for the newest Game of Thones. But this is metal and wood and swords and sorcery, mostly in the form of barrel-aged beer (and some movies and music to round out the scene). Tomorrow Jerry’s Sandwiches Wicker Park location taps some of the darkest, most evil beers they could find, and it…

Hardcore Craft Beer/Solidarity Presents: Darkside, February 22nd

Who: Hardcore Craft Beer/Solidarity What: Darkside, a celebration of all things dark beer (stouts, porters, black ales, dark lagers, barrel-aged monstrosities) Where: Emporium Arcade Bar When: February 22nd, 12-4pm How: Into the dark maw of your gullet. $25 dollars = 8 samples, (32 oz total) of dark beer + a bag of tokens for video…

BeerFx presents: Barrel Aged Documentary Screening – 12/13

BeerFx, a local beer collective, presents the premiere of their Barrel Aged documentary at Logan Square Auditorium, on December 13th, from 3:30 – 7:00. The folks at BeerFx understand that beer culture is more than tap takeovers and reviews. Beer culture reaches into the part of us that bleeds passion and turns us into brewers…