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2019 Brewpub Shootout

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!

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.

Return of Curds & Ale

Chicago Beer Society presents…

RETURN OF CURDS & ALE
a celebration pairing craft beer & artisan cheese (with some sweet surprises!)

Saturday July 7th 2018
1pm – 5pm

Dovetail Brewery
1800 W Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Mark your calendars for Saturday July 7, 2018 when the Chicago Beer Society will present Return of Curds and Ale, a celebration of cheese and beer. This afternoon event will take place in the upstairs space at Dovetail Brewery, and will feature a CBS-procured selection of craft beers paired with a variety of artisan cheeses, sweets from Katherine Anne Confections, and other surprises…

As many of you already know, pairing the right beer with the perfect cheese can make for a truly exciting combination. With common roots in agrarian history & modern artisan renaissance, similarities in flavors, and a huge range of characteristics, beer & cheese can reach amazing heights when properly paired together – and we’ll be presenting over a dozen expertly paired combinations at this event!

Member tickets are $40 and are available now (members: check your inbox for ticket info).

Tickets are now available for $45 each via 2018curdsandale.brownpapertickets.com

Space is limited and tickets will sell quickly – don’t wait too long, or you’ll miss out on one of the areas premier beer and cheese events!

SEE YOU THERE!

– Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass along with all samples.
– You must be 21 years or older to attend. No children.
– All ticket sales are final.
– We recommend public transportation for all our events.

2017 Annual CBS Picnic

SOLD OUT. Picnic is now at capacity


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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 2017 picnic will be September 9, 2017 in the same *old* place on the North side. TICKETS ARE FREE AND REQUIRED. Anyone without a ticket will be turned away.

2017-08-08 – Tickets are nearly gone. Don’t delay.

A flyer has beene emailed to members of record on August 7th 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.

Any questions, email picnic a/t. chibeer.org