Beer Under Glass. Beer Under Umbrellas. Beer Amongst Ferns. There are a lot of names that this event tends to go by, but any way you slice it, BUG is a great way to kick off Chicago Craft Beer Week. It’s also one of my personal favorite events of the year.
Beer Under Glass is great because there’s really nothing quite like sipping beer with a few thousand friends in the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory. But it’s also a rare opportunity to see such a large collection of Illinois breweries under one (glass) roof. From self-distributed operations all the way up to Illinois’ largest producers, everyone’s pouring beers and celebrating the beginning of the magical celebration of our community that we call CCBW.
And then I watched as Dan Placko of Fox 32 interviewed our very own Chris Kolodziej about Chicago Craft Beer Week, and THIS AWESOME INTERACTIVE CHICAGO MAP we made that analyzes which of Chicago’s neighborhoods prefer which beer style.
Click HERE to watch the video!