Guten tag, Chicago!
Oktoberfest is officially underway!
Bars, pubs and restaurants across the city are pouring German beers, serving up traditional German fare and raising their steins to celebrate their German heritage.
No matter if you’re celebrating at one of the many Oktoberfest parties across Chicagoland, celebrating at a German style pub, or having a small gathering among friends, here are five Oktoberfest beers that should be in your liter sized stein glass these next two weeks.
Surly is upping their summer beer game with a new tropical ale, Surly Stunner. Mosaic, El Dorado and Amarillo hops combine with subtle lactose sweetness to make up this complex, but fun to drink beer. We spoke to Eric Mangriotis, our resident expert in all things Surly, about his thoughts on the beer. Read More
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.
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.
“Smells like my mom’s oatmeal cookies.”
“There’s more bourbon barrel character than years past.”
“I would sip on this for like two or three hours.”
“I can’t believe how nice this is drinking right now.”
Oh yeah, Bourbon County is back. We had a chance to taste through the upcoming 2017 Bourbon County Stout Lineup and there are more than a few reasons to get excited for Black Friday. Read More