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.
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.
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
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 Warrenville. Both 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!
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).
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.
CBS Announces the Winners of the Day of the Living Ales 2018
Cellarmanship Award (Golden Tut. An award given for clarity and condition. A beer that best exemplifies the qualities of a cask ale.)
Goose Island – Red Ale (#13) 5.7% ABV
Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse – Fingers Crossed English Bitter (#14) 4.5% ABV
Alter Brewing – Denali Llama Double IPA (#2) 8.6% ABV
Low Gravity (Under 6% ABV)
Imperial Oak – Dom Beerignon (#18) 4.5% ABV
Spiteful Brewing – Farthing Dark Mild (#39) 3.6% ABV
High Gravity (Over 6% ABV)
Temperance – Barrel Aged Might Makes Right (#41) 13% ABV
Maplewood- Grahammy Cakes (#21) 6.0%
The Chicago Beer Society announces the Day of the Living Ales for 2018, featuring cask conditioned ales from breweries around Chicagoland, plus selected guests. Join us on March 3 in Chicago’s home for real ale: Bottom Lounge. Located at 1375 West Lake Street, Bottom Lounge is located steps from the CTA Green and Pink Lines, several bus routes, a long walk or short cab ride to two Metra stations, plus the aforementioned cabs and street parking nearby.
As usual, casks are handled by CBS’s experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale. Cask ale is the traditional English method of serving beer before draft systems and refrigeration. A properly served real ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm: rather it is bright, with a gentle carbonation and served at cellar temperature. Food will be available for purchase. As always, public sessions are from 1-5 and 6-10 PM. When finished, the lively Randolph corridor offers ample entertainment options.