After the closing of Baderbrau, the Brewpub Shootout has been left without a host venue. Due to the unique nature of this event, finding a suitable replacement has been challenging and there is no firm date or location set yet. Once a venue and date has been secured, Chicago Beer Society members will be emailed. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates
If you have additional questions or know of a location that would be suitable for the Shootout, please Contact Us!
Due to the reduced usage of RSS, Chicago Beer Society will stop creating new posts for each event and instead will rely on Facebook Events as our calendar of upcoming events. If you are reading this through your favorite RSS readers, do note this will likely be one of the last updates you get. Chicago Beer Society members will continue to get emails with event notifications and links to discounted member only prices.
If you don’t know what RSS is, please disregard.
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 2018 picnic will be September 8, 2018 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 on August 13th with a unique code to obtain tickets.
- 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. This picnic is only for Chicago Beer Society members and their guests. Your food contributions make the picnic what it is. Please help contribute by entering a competition.
For additional information or questions email picnic (a.t.) chibeer.org
CBS Announces the Winners of the Day of the Living Ales 2018
Cellarmanship Award (Golden Tut. An award given for clarity and condition. A beer that best exemplifies the qualities of a cask ale.)
- Goose Island – Red Ale (#13) 5.7% ABV
- Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse – Fingers Crossed English Bitter (#14) 4.5%
- Alter Brewing – Denali Llama Double IPA (#2) 8.6% ABV
Low Gravity (Under 6% ABV)
- Imperial Oak – Dom Beerignon (#18) 4.5% ABV
- Spiteful Brewing – Farthing Dark Mild (#39) 3.6% ABV
High Gravity (Over 6% ABV)
- Temperance – Barrel Aged Might Makes Right (#41) 13% ABV
- Maplewood- Grahammy Cakes (#21) 6.0%
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2018, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests. Join us on March 3 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. Cask ale is the traditional English method of serving beer before draft systems and refrigeration. 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.
Saturday March 3rd, 2018
Two Spirited Sessions:
1-5PM Get Tickets Now!
6-10PM Get Tickets Now! <–Evening 4 Pack Special Available
Attendees will vote for their favorites to select the 2018 Champion Real Ales of Chicagoland from among over 40 cask ales from the following participating breweries
Around the Bend Beer Co.
The Church Street Brewing Company
Empirical Brew Pub
Finch Beer Co
Goose Island (Fulton)
Goose Island (Clybourn Brewhouse)
Half Acre Beer Company
Hopvine Brewing Company
Imperial Oak Brewing
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Mickey Finn’s Brewery
Middle Brow Beer Co.
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Old Irving Brewing Co.
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Sketchbook Brewing Company
Temperance Beer Co.
Tighthead Brewing Company
Two Brothers Brewing Company
*Note that sometimes beer gets spilled. Brewery participation is subject to change based on factors beyond our control.