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2017 Fall Tasting & Dinner

Chicago Beer Society Presents:
2017 Fall Tasting and Dinner

Saturday November 4th, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607

This year’s tasting will be our 41st Annual — one of the oldest and longest continuously running beer events in the country! As usual, we are pulling out all the stops to put on a very special tasting that you will not want to miss.

Attendees will participate in a blind tasting of over a dozen craft beers before voting on their favorites. This allows the specially procured beers to be judged strictly on their own merit. When the formal tasting ends, all the beers will be available for your enjoyment, so feel free to go back for repeated samples of all of your favorites!

The event will take place at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and features catering from the creative minds behind Kimski. The evening’s menu will include several appetizers and a buffet-style dinner.

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Fennel Slaw (VV)
Kimchi Fritters (V)
Dressed Greens Salad (VV)
Smoked Fried Chicken Wings
Sausage Platter
Stir Fried Glass Noodles (V)
Scallion Potato Pancakes (V)
Pulled Pork Sandwich

*V= Vegetarian :: VV= Vegan

(If you have other dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance by emailing info@chibeer.org)

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21+ to attend. No children. No refunds.

$55 Member / $65 Non-Member
Price includes beer glass, beer samples and food.

Tickets available NOW!

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The Chicago Beer Society emphasizes responsible consumption and recommends a designated driver or public transportation. The Co-Prosperity sphere is located about a mile west of the CTA Red Line Sox-35th station, or about 1 mile east of the Orange Line Ashland station. Additionally the #8 Halsted bus has a stop less than 2 blocks away.

2017 Spooky Brew Review

The Spooky Brew Review is one of the oldest homebrew competitions in the country.

Many details are still being worked out but it will be held October 28th, 2017 at the Rock Bottom Chicago location so fire up those kettles and get your award winning beers ready!

Note: The actual homebrew competition event is closed to judges and stewards only. Sign up for entries will typically be around the first of September.

See the following for all the details.

https://spooky.chibeer.org/

2017 Annual CBS Picnic

SOLD OUT. Picnic is now at capacity


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Our “Umpteenth” annual picnic is always one of our most anticipated events, and with good reason:  Every year we supply an extraordinary beer selection backed up by a seemingly endless feast of ribs, chili, salsa, and desserts that are whipped up by our amazing members who enter into hotly contested competitions.

The 2017 picnic will be September 9, 2017 in the same *old* place on the North side. TICKETS ARE FREE AND REQUIRED. Anyone without a ticket will be turned away.

2017-08-08 – Tickets are nearly gone. Don’t delay.

A flyer has beene emailed to members of record on August 7th with a unique code to obtain tickets.

Competition Categories

  1. Ribs
  2. Other Meats
  3. Salsa
  4. Chili
  5. Veggie
  6. Dessert

If you plan to enter one or more categories, you will need to fill out the competition form. The link to this form can be found when you purchase your tickets.

Any questions, email picnic a/t. chibeer.org

Summer Bus to Southwest Michigan

Join CBS for our annual summer bus trip to breweries outside of the Chicagoland area. For 2017, we return to southern Michigan to visit some of the new breweries that have opened since our initial trip in 2013.

The first stop is Bridgeman, MI, where we will be greeted by long-time friend of CBS Pete Crowley at his new Haymarket production facility and tap room. Here, we’ll be given a behind-the-scenes tour and private tasting. Lunch and beer is included. We’ll hang in Bridgeman for a few hours, giving you the opportunity to also visit Transient and/or Tapestry – both within walking distance – if you choose. From here, we head north to Benton Harbor, to visit both Silver Harbor Brewing and North Pier Brewing. Turning back south, we’ll stop at Watermark Brewing, before heading home. A beer, each, is included at Silver Harbor, North Pier, and Watermark Brewing. Join us for summer in Michigan (where it could be snowing by the next week.)

Get Tickets!

https://www.facebook.com/events/295026217609225

2017 Day of the Living Ales

Recap

The 2017 Day of the Living Ales was another successful showcase of 52 casks from Chicago area breweries. Two sessions were held and attendees voted on their 2 favorite above 6% and below 6% beers. See you at the next Day of the Living Ales!

Afternoon session of Day of the Living Ales is going great… Can't wait to see you evening session folks at 6pm,

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Results

Cellarman’s Awards

The Golden Tut award highlights the beers that best exemplify a cask beer based on condition, clarity, and quality as determined by the cellar staff.
Bronze – #33 – Revolution – Kazimierz (Grodziskie)
Silver – #2 – Alter Brewing – Alterior Motive IPA
Golden – #6 – BuckleDown Brewing – Copper Pot Brown Ale (English Brown Ale)

Under 6% ABV

Runner Up – #6 – BuckleDown – Copper Pot Brown Ale
Champion – #4 – Around the Bend – Vera Pistachio Cream Ale

Over 6% ABV

Runner Up – #41 – Spiteful – Mrs. O’Leary’s Chocolate Oreo Milk Stout
Champion – #42 – Temperance – Double Rye Barrel Aged Might Meets Right


The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2017, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests.  Join us on March 4 in Chicago’s home for real ale: Bottom Lounge.  Located at 1375 West Lake Street, Bottom Lounge is located steps from the CTA Green and Pink Lines, several bus routes, a long walk or short cab ride to two Metra stations, plus the aforementioned cabs and street parking nearby.

As usual, casks are handled by CBS’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather  it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature. Food will be available for purchase. As always, public sessions are from 1-5 and 6-10 PM.  When finished, the lively Randolph corridor offers ample entertainment options.

Attendees will vote for their favorites to select the 2017 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland from around 50 cask ales provided by this year’s participating breweries:

  • Alarmist Brewing
  • Alter Brewing Co.
  • Around the Bend Beer Co.
  • Blue Island Beer Co.
  • BuckleDown Brewing
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Emmett’s Brewing Co.
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Hailstorm Brewing Co.
  • Half Acre Beer Co.
  • Hand of Fate Brewing Co.
  • Hopvine Brewing Co.
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Metropolitan Brewing
  • Mickey Finn’s Brewery
  • Miskatonic Brewing Co.
  • One Trick Pony Brewery
  • Radicle Effect Brewerks
  • Revolution Brewery
  • Revolution Brewpub
  • Rock Bottom Chicago
  • Rock Bottom Orland Park
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Spiteful Brewing
  • Temperance Beer Co.
  • 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
  • Tighthead Brewing Co.
  • Two Brothers Artisan Brewing
  • White Oak Brewing

Non members may purchase tickets for $50/each

Members of record will be emailed with links to allow them to purchase tickets at membership prices on Jan 9th 2017. Please check your spam and deleted folders for a message with the subject “Chicago Beer Society Presents 2017 Day of the Living Ales” If you have any questions or are sure you did not receive a unique member code and should have, please Contact Us.

Please note that some breweries, just like guests on someone’s RSVP list, will end up having to back out due to unforeseen circumstances or technical challenges. We will do our best to keep this page up to date with expected participants.

Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Note: Sometimes a cask breaks and beer spills. Brewery participation can change at any moment for reasons beyond our and often the brewers control.