Category Archives: Other Beer Events

Great Taste of the Midwest (Soldout)

August 8, 2009
9:30 amto9:00 pm

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 was no exception – the event was declared a sellout almost as soon as tickets went on sale. But, as has been the case for eons, CBS offers its members an exclusive festival package that includes a coveted ticket to the Taste and round-trip bus transportation from either Chicago or Warrenville. Tickets were sold via a members-only mailing and, not surprisingly, were completely sold out by June 1.

Tickets will be arriving via snail mail very soon. If you didn’t make the cut, your checks will be returned.

Here’s the 411 for those who have scored tickets:

  • City bus departs from Goose Island Clybourn (1800 N Clybourn) at 9:30 am, returns ~9 pm
  • Suburban bus departs from Rock Bottom-Warrenville (Winfield Rd & I-88) at 9:30 am, returns ~9 pm
  • No smoking or glass containers on the buses
  • You must be at least 21 years old to attend
  • Festival tickets will be distributed on the buses
  • Don’t be late for the ride home – most hotel rooms in Madison are already booked!

1st Annual Rockfest!

While this is not an official Chicago Beer Society event, this is an event that we as the Chicago Beer Society wholeheartedly support. The event is on Saturday the 22nd of March (a bit more than a week away!).

Come out and support our local Rock Bottom brewers! The following is an email from Pete Crowley announcing Rockfest to the Chicago Beer Society’s email list.

Hello all! I wanted to send out a reminder that if you don’t get enough beer this weekend with Stoutfest and St. Pat’s and all, please join me on Saturday the 22nd from 1 to 5, noon for brewers and those other important types like media and such, for the first annual Rockfest benefiting the MDA. We will feature over 30 of the finest beers from Chicago area Rock Bottoms. We will showcase some real ales, barrel-aged beers, winter warmers, I.P.A.s and session beers! It’s only 20 bucks and all the proceeds go to charity. Come on down and see how different us RB’s really are and check out the cool 40 deep trench that the city has dug around our building! Yes, we are still open! Thanks for the support-Pete p.s. tix are only available at area RB’s for purchase on a first come basis. Cheers!

Pete Crowley-Senior Brewer
Rockbottom Chicago
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

Come out and support some great Chicago area beers from some great Chicago area Brewers!