“First” Thursday: Bourbon County Vertical Edition

NOTE: due to the first Thursday in January being so close to New Year’s day, we are shifting this “First” Thursday meetup to the second Thursday – January 9th @ Goose Island Clybourn.

You are invited to come out to our monthly meeting to share your homebrew, get critical feedback, and sample other fine beers.

For the January meetup we are coordinating a crowd-sourced vertical/horizontal tasting of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout including any & all of its wonderful variants. To help keep things organized, we’ve set up a spreadsheet where attendees are encouraged to indicate which of the variants they will be able to contribute.

SPREADSHEET: https://bit.ly/2YjYzAg

NOTES:

-Contributions not required for participation, but we appreciate all the help we can get in putting this together, so if you’ve got something to share, please do.

-For smaller 12oz bottles, we are aiming to have 2 of each so that there are samples for more attendees

-While we most likely will not complete the full vertical/horizontal, we’re hoping that with help from our attendees & friends we can put together a strong lineup, so dig through those cellars, fill out the sheet, and get ready for some good times!

Many attendees arrive around 7pm for beer & food at the bar with the meetup/tasting officially getting going by around 8pm.

RSVP HERE

See you There!

2019 Fall Tasting & Dinner

Chicago Beer Society Presents:
2019 Fall Tasting and Dinner

Saturday November 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Once Upon a Party Banquet
5911 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL

This year’s tasting will be our 43rd Annual — making it 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 Chicagoland 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 Once Upon a Party Banquet, and features catering from Jolly Inn, a Polish staple of Chicagoland for over thirty years, known for its great homemade food. The evening’s menu will include a buffet-style dinner, offering:

Meatballs with dill gravy
Polish Sausage
Dumplings
Potato pancakes
Pierogi with Sauerkraut
Cucumbers with sour cream
Mix of pastries

21+ to attend. No children. No refunds.

Tickets available NOW!

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The Chicago Beer Society emphasizes responsible consumption and recommends using ride share or public transportation. Once Upon a Party Banquet is located on the 78 Montrose bus route and is a brief bus ride from the Montrose Blue Line stop, the MD-N Mayfair Metra station and the Jefferson Park Blue Line/UP-NW station. The 91 Austin and the 85 Central bus both serve the Jefferson Park station and will bring you within a short walk of the location.

2019 Spooky Brew Review

Spooky Brew returns again to Motor Row Brewing on Saturday October 26th, 2019!

Fire up those kettles! Plug in your BIAB! Dictate your recipe to your brewing robot! However and whatever you brew, mark your calendars to enter it into one of the oldest and longest running homebrew competitions: Spooky Brew!

Note: The actual homebrew competition event is open to judges and stewards only.

For full details, and to register as a competitor, judge, or steward, visit https://spooky.chibeer.org/

HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER

>>>>>THIS EVENT IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! <<<<<

>>>THERE WILL BE NO WALK-UP SALES AT THE DOOR <<<

Saturday July 13th, 2019
1pm – 5pm

Space Stage Studios – Galaxy Courtyard
1844 W Hubbard (enter courtyard at 455 N Wolcott)
Chicago, IL 60622

These warm, lazy days call for some cold, hazy brews!

Everything from modern hoppy hazy NEIPAs to more traditionally unfiltered styles (such as zwickel, keller and weizen) will be featured at this festival & competition celebrating all things haze.

Attendees will sample and vote for their favorites to crown the champions of Chicagoland from amongst two categories: modern hoppy haze, and traditionally unfiltered styles.

Tickets available now at chibeer.org/hazy – 35 brewers for $35!

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

  • 3 Floyds
  • Around the Bend
  • Bluenose
  • Bold Dog Beer Co.
  • Brickstone
  • Church Street
  • Corridor Brewery & Provisions
  • Cruz Blanca
  • Dovetail
  • DryHop
  • Elmhurst Brewing Co.
  • Energy City
  • ERIS Brewery and Cider House
  • Flossmoor Station
  • Forbidden Root
  • Hailstorm
  • Half Acre
  • Haymarket Pub and Brewery
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Imperial Oak
  • Maplewood
  • MARZ
  • Middle Brow
  • Misbeehavin Meads
  • Miskatonic
  • Noon Whistle
  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
  • Penrose
  • Pipeworks
  • Pollyanna
  • Revolution
  • Short Fuse
  • Temperance
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Wake

PARTICIPATING FOOD TRUCKS:

  • DönerMen
  • The Empanada Bike

– This is an outdoor rain or shine event – sales are final
– Attendees must be 21 years or older
– Admission includes souvenir tasting glass & samples from each brewery
– We recommend public transportation for all our events
– Brewer participation is subject to change due to circumstances

2018 Fall Tasting & Dinner

Chicago Beer Society Presents:
2018 Fall Tasting and Dinner

Saturday December 1st, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Dank Haus
4740 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

This year’s tasting will be our 42nd 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 Chicagoland 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 Dank Haus, and features catering from the Balkan deli: Sandys. The evening’s menu will include a buffet-style dinner. The event will take place on the 6th floor in the Skyline Lounge, with great views of the city to go along with the great brews.

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cevapcici, a Balkan style sausage;
sarma, stuffed cabbage with either meat or vegetarian;
burek, a bread stuffed with meat or cheese;
assorted vegetables.
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21+ to attend. No children. No refunds.

$50 Member / $60 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 using ride share or public transportation. The Dank Haus is located about 2min walk N from the Western Brown line stop with easy access via the Lawrence (#81), Western (#49) or Lincoln (#11) buses. Additionally the #8 Halsted bus has a stop less than 2 blocks away. The UP North Line (Ravenswood) is about a 15 min walk away.