Last year’s Goose Island Sunday Funday was one of our favorite events of Chicago Craft Beer Week. This year’s third annual installment promises to be even better.
These days, enjoying craft beer in a can is pretty common. And let’s be honest, there are plenty of benefits: The beer is protected from light to avoid becoming light-struck or “skunked” as it’s often referred to. A can is a bit easier to pack and take with you on-the-go, be it on a hike or picnic. Cans also have a larger surface area for artwork and branding so a brewery can have more liberties with the design.
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 the Hand Family Companies and Budweiser of Clarksville participated in the Great American Clean Up, the country’s largest community improvement program. We had 11 participants and we collected 12 bags of trash from the downtown Clarksville area. We are proud to be a part of the Hand Family Team.
Kim Leshinski, founder of Hail To The Ale is a graphic designer, beer judge, homebrewer, event planner, and beer blogger… and somehow, we’ve convinced her to spend some time with us each month to develop a blog series about an often overlooked part of the craft beer experience: glassware. Over the next few month’s she’ll dive into the history, design and style of glassware and teach us all something new about our beer glasses.
There are meals and then there are MEALS. Last night I sat down for a five course beer dinner prepared by Chef Stephanie Izard and her fantastic team. Each course was paired with a Founders beer, including the extremely rare CBS and an exclusive taste of the upcoming Blushing Monk.