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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

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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

Summer Bus to Southwest Michigan

Join CBS for our annual summer bus trip to breweries outside of the Chicagoland area. For 2017, we return to southern Michigan to visit some of the new breweries that have opened since our initial trip in 2013.

The first stop is Bridgeman, MI, where we will be greeted by long-time friend of CBS Pete Crowley at his new Haymarket production facility and tap room. Here, we’ll be given a behind-the-scenes tour and private tasting. Lunch and beer is included. We’ll hang in Bridgeman for a few hours, giving you the opportunity to also visit Transient and/or Tapestry – both within walking distance – if you choose. From here, we head north to Benton Harbor, to visit both Silver Harbor Brewing and North Pier Brewing. Turning back south, we’ll stop at Watermark Brewing, before heading home. A beer, each, is included at Silver Harbor, North Pier, and Watermark Brewing. Join us for summer in Michigan (where it could be snowing by the next week.)

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Great Taste of the Midwest 2017

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 mid 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!