Attention, Chicago: summer is here.
Outdoor dining, concerts and movies in the park, THE BEACH, I mean come on, what’s not to love about summer in the city? Whether you just finished a nice bike ride along the lake or find yourself hanging out on a rooftop patio, here are some summer beers to accompany you along the way.
Spring is an interesting thing here in Chicago. For many, it seems like winter never actually stops until it’s time to start complaining about the heat again. And while it’s hard to argue with that, each year there seems to be a few short weeks of true spring. Everyone comes out of their winter hibernation to crisp mornings and balmy afternoons. Whether you’re hanging out on the patio or just doing some spring cleaning, here are nine easy-drinking beers with refreshing characteristics to enjoy this spring.
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We celebrate craft beer in Chicago every day but that doesn’t prevent us from getting excited when Chicago Craft Beer Week rolls around. This year we sent Matt Tanaka, our blogger and beer traveller out into the city to liveblog his way through all 11 days of #CCBW. He drank fantastic beer, ate tasty food and spent time with people from every corner of the Chicago craft beer scene — and brought his camera with him as he did so.
Check out this video we put together of some of the highlights and then see our favorite photos below.
Music: "Rob Myself" by Mooner
Chicago is not known for being kind to its residents weather-wise. Day 10 of Chicago Craft Beer Week, however, was one of those days that makes us forget the midwest’s moody temper(ature)ment (couldn’t help myself…is anyone reading this?) as we spend the day in the sunshine. Saturday was Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, the official closing event of CCBW, although the week technically extends into tomorrow. Read More
Last night was the inaugural voyage in our newest event series, BYOBeer Dinners. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ve probably noticed how excited I’ve been about this meal. You probably noticed it HERE and HERE. Which is why my recap of day 6 of Chicago Craft Beer Week is entirely about our time at Rickshaw Republic. Read More
Day two of Chicago Craft Beer Week started about the best way a day can possibly start: with a donut. This particular donut was Glazed and Infused’s CCBW-inspired creation called IPD (India Pale Donut).