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2019 Brewpub Shootout – Saturday April 27, 2019

Chicago Beer Society presents:
The 21st Annual Chicagoland Brewpub & Microbrewery Shootout

Saturday April 27th, 2019
1-5pm

Space Stage Studios
1844 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL

Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from over a dozen Chicago-area brewpubs and microbreweries. Attendees will sample a wide variety of beers as well as each brewpub’s food items and vote for their favorite beer, food, and pairing. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Come to support your favorite brewery/brewpub or discover a new favorite – either way, you get to taste the very best beer and food that Chicago has to offer.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

5 Rabbit Cerveceria
BiXi Beer
BrickStone Brewery
Cruz Blanca
Forbidden Root
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Half Acre Brewing
Imperial Oak Brewing
Off Color Brewing
Pollyana Brewing
Revolution Brewing
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Smylie Brothers Brewing
Three Floyds Brewpub
Two Brothers Brewing

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW @ www.chibeer.org/bpso

-Admission includes all beer samples and food samples from each brewery/brewpub.
-You must be 21 years or older to attend. No children. No refunds.
-We recommend public transportation for all our events.
-Visit our website for information on other events: www.CHIBEER.org

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.

Chicago Beer Society RSS Feeds Going Away in Early 2019

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.

2018 Annual CBS Picnic *SOLD OUT*


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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.

Competition Categories

  1. Ribs
  2. Other Meats
  3. Salsa
  4. Chili
  5. Veggie
  6. Dessert

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

2018 Great Taste of the Midwest

Great Taste of the Midwest 2018

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 WarrenvilleBoth 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 an official flyer early July 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!

Final details are being worked out and information here is currently subject to change.

For those lucky enough to score tickets, here’s some important information:

  • No smoking; no kegs or glass containers on the bus
  • Cans and small lunchbox coolers OK.  Collapsible camp chairs OK.
  • 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!