This Fall Tasting will be the 40th Fall Tasting and one of the oldest and longest continuously running beer event in the country! As such, we are pulling out all the stops to put on a very special tasting that you will not want to miss. The Fall Tasting allows the public to participate in a blind tasting of craft beers and then vote for their favorites. This will be a blind tasting to allow you to judge the specially procured beers strictly on their own merit. When the formal tasting ends, all the beers will be available for your enjoyment.
Location: Berghoff Cafe
Date: November 5th, 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Champion Beer (1st): Pilsner Urquel Nefiltrovaný (Unfiltered, flown fresh from Czech Republic)
Most Favorite Beer (2nd): Goose Island Pub Big Lazy Joe
Favorite Beer (3rd): Off Color Apex Predator
|1||Pilsner Urquell||Unfiltered Pils Urquell||4.4%||Czech Pils – Winner of 1978 Fall Tasting (International)|
|2||Heineken ||Heineken||5.4%||Euro Lager – Winner of 1977 Fall Tasting (International)|
|3|| Not entered|| -NA-|| -NA-|| -NA-|
Flossmoor has won the following:
1999 – Tripel
2001 – Imperial Elipse Stout
2006 – Imperial Mocha Stout
|5||Goose Island Pub||Big Lazy Joe||11.5%||Imperial Brown Ale –|
Goose Island has won the following:
1995 – Old Aberration Barleywine
1997 – Russian Imperial Stout
2002 – Autumn Bitter
2014 – Cran Bruin
2015 – Wheatwine on Wood
|6||Evil Horse ||Charging Bull||7%||Weizenbock|
|7||Bells||Best Brown||5.8%||American Brown Ale – (Winner of 1998 Fall Tasting w/Two Hearted)|
|8||Cruz Blanca||Marigold||8.7%||Belgian Strong Ale|
|9||Ploughshare||Soddie Robust Rye Porter||6.6%||Rye Porter|
|10||Off Color ||Apex Predator||6.5%||Farmhouse Ale|
|11||Forbidden Root||Fig Dubbel||7.1%||Dubbel|
|12||5 Rabbit||5 Grass||6.4%||Hoppy Ale with Juniper, Two Kinds of Sage, Rosemary, and Tasmanian Pepperberry |
|13||Lakefront||Latif||10.4%||Double Chocolate Stout|
|15||Church Street||Shony Scottish Ale||5.1%||Scottish Ale|
Spooky Brew is back this year and will be held on October 22nd at the Copernicus Center.
More information including how to enter is available at http://spooky.chibeer.org
Note: this homebrew competition is closed to judges and stewards only. As in past years, there will be no awards ceremony.
SOLD OUT. Picnic is now at capacity
Scroll down for the full beer list!
Please note the Foster Ave bridge will be down between Pulaski and Cicero. This will affect all traffic including buses so please plan accordingly and allow yourself extra time.
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 2016 picnic will be September 10, 2016 in the same *old* place on the North side. TICKETS ARE FREE AND REQUIRED. Anyone without a ticket will be turned away.
A flyer will be emailed to members of record around July 30 with a unique code to obtain your tickets. Tickets will be available starting on Aug 1st at 12PM.
- Other Meats
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
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3 – #90 Adam Campos
2 – #87 Chris Cutlip
1 – #27 Sarah McKinney
3 – #42 Adam & Jen Murphy
2 – #40 Art Lopatka
1 – #22 Michael & Jessica Young
3 – #3 Mark Korabik
2 – #14 Doug Ferguson
1 – #12 Jeff Filo
3 – #75 Brian Dombrowksi
2 – #85 Mark Naski
1 – #91 Randy Mosher / Jonathan Levin
3 – #1 Steve Mastny
2 – #70 Mike St. Denis
1 – #71 Julie Rice
3 – #69 Mark Tunney
2 – #36 Debbie Ramsay
1 – #54 Livia Glatz
Both Country and City Buses are Sold Out
The Great Taste of the Midwest at Olin-Turville Park in Madison, WI is always one of the country’s best beer festivals. It’s become so popular that the limited (now 6000) tickets sell out WAY in advance. This year is likely to be no exception!! As it has been the case for many years, Chicago Beer Society offers its members first dibs from our already-purchased block ‘o tickets. In fact, we’ll even bus you there and back, whether you live in Chicago or the suburbs.
CBS has booked two luxury coaches that will comfortably transport folks to and from Madison. The bus for City folk will depart from Goose Island Clybourn while the Country bus leaves from Rock Bottom Warrenville. Both buses will start boarding at 9:00 am and return around 9 pm the same evening. Doors shut and buses depart at 9:30 AM SHARP. The bus waits for no one!
Members will be emailed official flyer in early June with your unique password in order to receive the membership price. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets *might* be available to non members if our members don’t gobble them all up! Don’t risk being left out and join CBS today!
Additional details will be forthcoming.
For those lucky enough to score tickets, here’s some important information:
- No smoking; no kegs or glass containers on the bus
- You must be at least 21 years old to attend
- Festival tickets will be distributed on the bus, no exceptions. No refunds. YOU MUST RIDE THE BUS SPECIFIED ON YOUR TICKET TO GET YOUR TICKET TO THE FEST!
You Can’t Dance in Indiana, but You Can Drink..Bus Trip
Have you ever wanted to visit many of the great breweries in NW Indiana? Chicago Beer Society is pleased to announce our summer event is a bus tour to do just that!
On Saturday June 25, at 9:00 am, we will board a luxurious motor-coach for a one-day trip to Northwest Indiana and back!
One beer per brewery is included in the price of your ticket. Our first stop will be Crown Brewing in Crown Point, Indiana. Crown Brewing is a resurrection of the original Crown Brewing that closed it’s doors in 1916. Current owner Dave Bryan is thrilled to make great beer a part of the Crown Point community again. Pizza will be served here and is included in the cost of your ticket.
Our next stop will be the historic Griffith, Indiana to visit the town’s newest, and oldest breweries, each bringing their own unique brews to the Griffith beer scene. We will start at New Oberpfalz Brewing, then head to Wildrose Brewery, and finally visit Pokro Brewing.
Our final destination will be Hammond, Indiana’s hidden gem, 18th Street Brewing. This unassuming brewery serves fantastic beers that will make for a memorable finish to our trip.
We are excited to have you join us and get your summer started on a fun note. Cheers!
Please note that the bus will be waiting for NO ONE. Please arrive on time. Tickets are non-refundable.
Itinerary (Saturday June 25th, 2016)
- Leave Goose Island – Clybourn (9:25 AM SHARP! Bus is NOT able to wait!!) Please use street parking or take public transit. Cars parked in lots could be towed.
- Crown Brewing
- New Oberpfalz Brewing
- Wildrose Brewing
- Pokro Brewing
- 18th Street Brewing
- Arrive Goose Island – Clybourn (~7:00 PM)
- Chicago Beer Society Member – $70/person (Buy Tickets) member passwords were emailed around May 5th
- Non-member – $75/person (Buy Tickets)
- NO KEGS OR GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED ON BUS
- Tickets are non-refundable
- Tickets may be transferred via Brown Paper Tickets by changing the name on ticket 24hrs or more before departure.
For questions regarding this event or membership status, please Contact Us.