A New Era Begins…

I have been lax around here lately. No excuses. It happens here, and I wish it didn’t. But now I have some really cool new motivations to dive into this old blog and this old boozy scene in the form of: New Jobs/Roles: I am now the Chicago area/Illinois state managers for both a Brewery…

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…

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…

My Top U.S. Breweries Right Now

In no particular order yet. This will change over time, as I fail to keep up with one place versus falling in love with another. Or, as a brewery adds releases that I am not as in love with as their prior work. Or it’ll expand. What I’m saying is, this is based on the…

The Session: The Hard Stuff

My pal Tasha Goodard (AKA MetaCookbook) took over The Session, a monthly beer blogging exercise with a rotating host, and a focus on a single topic or nexus of topics. For September, Tasha posted: I’m asking my fellow beer bloggers two related questions: What do you want people in beer culture to be talking about that…

Thursday Night Things You Should Do

Two fun events, and I’m debating if I can figure out how to do both. Sauced Takes Thalia Hall! (6 – 11 pm) Chicago’s raddest night market returns, this time taking over Thalia Hall with 30+ vendors of food, beer, and local goods. I can’t speak much about all the amazing local goods, but there’s…