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2016 Day of the Living Ales

March 5, 2016
1:00 pmto5:00 pm
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2016, featuring cask conditioned ales from Chicagoland, plus selected guests.  Join us on March 5th in Chicago’s new 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 select the 2016 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland out of nearly 40 participating breweries!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Two Spirited Sessions!

Afternoon, 1:00-5:00 PM

Evening 6:00-10:00 PM

Non members may purchase tickets for $45/each

Members of record were emailed with links to allow them to purchase tickets at membership prices. Please check your spam and deleted folders for a message with the subject “Chicago Beer Society Presents 2016 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.

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

Full List of Breweries

Here are the list of breweries that will be participating in this years Day of the Living Ales.
5 Rabbit
Around the Bend
Banging Gavel
Blue Island (Added 2-8-2016)
Goose Island Clybourn
Goose Island
Half Acre
Illuminated Brew Works
Imperial Oak
Mickey Finn’s
Middle Brow
Noon Whistle
Off Color
One Trick Pony
Rock Bottom Chicago
Rock Bottom Lombard
Rock Bottom Orland Park
Solemn Oath
Temperance (not yet confirmed)
Three Floyds
Two Brothers
Urban Legend
White Oak
Wild Onion (Removed 2-8-2016)


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!