BPSO XXV

BPSO XXV: The 25th Annual Brewpub Shootout

Saturday February 17th, 2024 // 1pm – 5pm
Half Acre Beer Co.
2050 W Balmoral Ave Chicago, IL

Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from 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 and presented with their hard earned awards.

For the 25th BPSO, we are moving the event to a very exciting new venue, Half Acre Brewing which offers a unique space that should provide for an amazing BPSO experience.

Current CBS members are now able to purchase tickets at the discounted member rate of $75. Use the the code or link you received via email to purchase tickets. If you have issues, please email info@chibeer.org for assistance.

Individual members can purchase up to 2 tickets. Couples memberships can purchase up to 4 tickets. Your unique code can be used to purchase tickets one time only.

Non-members will be able to purchase any remaining tickets starting at Noon Central on Friday January 12th 2024 for $85 each.

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.

NOTE: Parking around Half Acre is EXTREMELY limited. We strongly suggest that all attendees use public transit and/or rideshare options.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

SEE YOU THERE!

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– Ticket sales are final

– Attendees must be 21 years or older (no children, no pets)

– Admission includes all beer & food samples from each brewery/brewpub

– Brewery and chef participation is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control

– Parking is lextremely imited. We strongly suggest that all attendees use public transit and/or rideshare options to attend the event.

– Visit our website for information: www.CHIBEER.org

attebdees enjoying beer outdoors at the hazy days of summer festival

HAZY DAYS 4

Chicago Beer Society presents…

Hazy Days 4
Saturday July 29th, 2023
1pm – 5pm

Space Stage Studios – Outdoor Courtyard
455 N Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60622

Finally seeing some sunshine here in Chicago, so you know what that means… these warm, lazy days call for some cold, hazy brews!

This outdoor festival & competition features around 30 local producers pouring everything from modern hop bombs to traditionally unfiltered & cloudy styles to experimental offerings. Attendees will sample and vote for their favorites to crown the champions in four categories:

MODERN
hop-driven styles: DDH IPA/DIPA, NEIPA, Hazy Pale Ale, etc

CLASSIC
traditionally unfiltered / cloudy styles; zwickel, weizen, saison, etc

EXPERIMENTAL
wild, fruit-driven, barrel-aged, milkshake/smoothie, etc

HAZE-FREE
clear, clean, crisp beverages of any style

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BREWERIES:

  • 18th Street
  • Around the Bend
  • Art History
  • Begyle
  • Brickstone
  • Church Street
  • Cruz Blanca
  • Dovetail
  • Duneyrr Fermenta Project
  • Dutchbag
  • Half Acre
  • Hubbard’s Cave
  • Ike & Oak
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
  • Misbeehavin’ Meads
  • Moderne Dune
  • MORE Brewing
  • Noon Whistle
  • Old Irving Brewing
  • Ørkenoy
  • Penrose
  • Phase Three
  • Pipeworks
  • Revolution
  • Trail’s Edge
  • Twisted Hippo
  • Une Annee

FOOD:
The Gilty Pig

MUSIC:
DJ Intel
Presto

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Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no walk-ups or sales at the gate.

GET TIX ASAP to secure your spot —-> chibeer.org/hazy

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  • This is an outdoor rain or shine event – sales are final
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older. Please leave kiddos & doggos at home.
  • Admission includes souvenir tasting glass & samples from each brewery
  • Food available for purchase separately
  • Small bags/purses allowed, but may be subject to search
  • We recommend public transportation for all our events
  • Brewer participation may change due to circumstances beyond our control
collage of images from past Brewpub Shottotu events featuring attendees enjoying food and beer at the event

24th Annual Brewpub Shootout // BPSO XXIV

Saturday February 18th, 2023 // 1pm – 5pm

Metropolitan Brewing

3057 N Rockwell S, Chicago, IL

Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from 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 and presented with their hard earned awards.

Come out and enjoy the best beers paired with the best food from 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 and presented with their hard earned awards.

We are very excited to again partner up with our old friends at Metropolitan Brewing which offers a beautiful & unique space that provides for an amazing BPSO experience.

Current CBS members will be able to purchase tickets beginning at 10AM Central on Friday January 13th 2023 for $75.00 each. Use the the code or link you received via email to purchase tickets. If you have issues, please email info @ chibeer.org for fastest resolution

Individual members can purchase up to 2 tickets. Couples memberships can purchase up to 4 tickets. Your unique code can be used to purchase tickets one time only.

Non-members will be able to purchase any remaining tickets starting at 10AM Central on Friday January 20th 2023 for $85 each.

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:

SEE YOU THERE!

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– Ticket sales are final

– Attendees must be 21 years or older (no children, no pets)

– Admission includes all beer & food samples from each brewery/brewpub

– Brewery and chef participation is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control

– We recommend public transportation for all our events

– Visit our website for information: www.CHIBEER.org

45th Fall Tasting & Dinner Recap

The 2022 edition of our annual Fall Tasting reminded us how much fun sampling blind can be!

The venue was incredible (BIG shout-out to Double Clutch Brewing and their amazing staff), the food was tasty, and the wide variety of beers on offer kept tasters on their toes!

While there were many excellent options pouring throughout the night, the top 3 favorites (voted on blind by attendees) were:

CHAMPION: Goose Island (Clybourn Brewhouse) – Big News 1 (Imperial Stout aged on coconut & pecan – 13%)

FAVORITE: Revolution (brewpub) – Party Britches (Rye Dunkel – 6%)

FAVORITE: Ike & Oak – Woollysicle (Milkshake IPA w/orange, vanilla, lactose – 6.3%)

Many thanks once again to our host venue, and the volunteers & board members who helped with everything from hauling kegs to check-in to draft system maintenance to cleanup and tear-down! See you again next year!

FULL BEER LIST:

BREWERYBEERSTYLEABV %
1) Revolution (Brewpub)Party BritchesRye Dunkel6
2) Ike & OakWoollysicleMilkshake IPAw/orange, vanilla, lactose6.3
3) HaymarketOscar’s PardonBelgian Pale Ale4.5
4) Off ColorBeer for the Top ShelfVienna Lagerw/maple syrup5.5
5) TightheadWe Be Yammin’Sweet Potato Ale6.9
6) DuneyrrScarlet WynterRosé Vineyard Aleco-fermented w/ riesling grapes, blood orange, red currant & elderflower4.8
7) Double ClutchHellesHelles Lager5.1
8) Goose IslandBig News 1Oatmeal Stoutaged on toasted & raw coconut, and roasted pecans13
9) MaplewoodModified ConceptDDH IPA7.2
10) Casa HumildeMesita C2CMixed-FermentationTable Beer3.4
11) Half AcrePretty StreetsLime Lager4.8
11) Roaring TableAccordanceCzech Dark Lager4.6
13) Printer’s RowDark AdaptationStout w/ Cacao Nibs & Peanut Butter8.6

Hazy Days 3

(video: Frank Osako)

Chicago Beer Society presents… Hazy Days 3

Saturday July 23rd, 2022 / 1pm – 5pm

Space Stage Studios (outdoor courtyard)
455 N Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Everything from modern hop bombs to classic, traditionally unfiltered styles to boundary-pushing experimental offerings will be featured at this festival & competition where attendees will sample and vote for their favorites to crown champions in each of four categories:

  • Modern (hop-driven: DDH IPA/DIPA, NEIPA, Hazy Pale Ale, etc)
  • Classic (traditionally unfiltered / cloudy styles; zwickel, weizen, etc)
  • Experimental (wild, fruit-driven, barrel-aged, milkshake/smoothie, etc)
  • Haze-Free (clear, clean, crisp beverages of various styles)

Tickets available now at www.chibeer.org/HAZY

BREWERIES:

FOOD:

MUSIC:


  • This is an outdoor rain or shine event – sales are final
  • HYDRATION IS VITAL: you are welcome to bring outside containers for water, and we will also have shade structures and plenty of water available to help everyone stay safe in the heat
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older. Please leave kiddos & doggos at home.
  • Admission includes souvenir tasting glass & samples from each brewery
  • We recommend public transportation for all our events
  • Brewer participation may change due to circumstances beyond our control
  • Chicago Beer Society follows all local health protocols