Of course, like most college kids, my go-to beers have been domestic lagers…after I turned 21, of course. I often wouldn’t think twice about what beer to order at the bar and my college budget was an excuse for limiting my choices. Now that I’ve graduated and finished my internship here at Lakeshore Beverage, I’ve garnered a newfound knowledge about beer. Hint: they don’t all taste the same.
From recent grads like myself, to your uncle who’s been drinking the same domestic lager his whole life, there’s a craft beer out there for everyone. Listen, I’m not asking you to jump right into trying an intense hoppy IPA, but I am asking you to try a different beer than you’d typically reach for. There’s a huge world of beer out there and it’s time to widen your horizons, so here are 10 craft beers you can enjoy.
If you’ve ever gone down the Lakefront Trail on a weekday in the summer, it’s fairly evident how much Chicago loves its volleyball. So to cap off the summer, the AVP Gold Series Championships will return to North Avenue Beach on August 30 – September 2. This is pro volleyball like you’ve never seen.
Our friends at Kona Brewing will be there, serving up their Hawaiian suds to attendees throughout the weekend. Oh and did we mention they’re giving away a pair of VIP tickets to Saturday’s (sold out) matches. Say wha?! So fill out the form below and cross your fingers. Winner will be notified Monday, August 27 via email.
Summer drinking season is here and no matter what your taste preferences are, we’ve got a beer (or cider) for you. These essential summer beers are perfect for outdoor drinking, indoor drinking, boat drinking, beach drinking, well — any kind of drinking really. Consider this your helpful guide from now until September. Be sure to use our Beer Finder to locate one of these fine beverages near you.
Another year of the Great American Beer Festival and another long list of award-winning beers from the Lakeshore Beverage portfolio. Congratulations to all the entrants and winners! See the list of beers from our brewery partners below and use our Beer Finder to locate one near you. You can see all the GABF award winners here.