For the third consecutive year, we teamed up with our friends at Okocim to throw a Pub Crawl in celebration of Polish Constitution Day! Similar to Independence Day in the United States, Polish Constitution Day celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 in Poland. And since Chicago has been such a large hub for Polish immigrants over the years, it’s only natural we’d want to celebrate here, too! (You can read more about Chicago’s Polish roots from our visit to the Polish Museum of America.)
A big thank you to each of the stops on the crawl — Innjoy, Easy Bar, Innertown Pub, and Phyllis’ Musical Inn — along with The Polkaholics for polka-ing our faces off the entire night! Be sure to use our Beer Finder to locate an Okocim near you and we hope to see you next year. Na zdrowie! Read More
When we wrote about Burnt City’s name change a few years back, craft beer was changing at a rapid pace — faster than many predicted. At the time, Burnt City was operating a brewpub along Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park as well as a full-scale production facility on the South Side in the Pullman neighborhood. Although well-intentioned, as time went on, it was becoming harder and harder to fully utilize both locations, especially as nearly 2,000 breweries opened across the country during those three years.
The business model had to change. So they did. Read More
When White Sox fans visit Guaranteed Rate Field this season, they’ll be hard-pressed to miss the gigantic Goose tap marker sitting atop the right field bleachers. As part of a new marketing agreement between the White Sox and Goose Island, the section will now be known as “The Goose Island,” literally surrounded by cascading water and directly above the Goose Island Craft Kave. TJ Annerino, Director of Experiential Marketing for Goose Island, was part of the driving force behind the project.
“I wanted to do something eye-catching, something that would get the chatter going,” says Annerino, who has been working at Goose for about six years. Drawing inspiration from notable stadium build-outs in Arizona (pools), Milwaukee (slide), and Kansas City (fountains), Goose Island and the White Sox collaborated to come up with The Goose Island.
These times are to our best knowledge but are subject to change. Please arrive early and plan ahead to secure your KBS. Read More
312 Day is a totally real made up holiday from our friends at Goose Island. Paying tribute to Chicago’s precious area code, 312 Day celebrates the best in music, beer, and our great city. And if you needed more of reason to get psyched about a Tuesday in March, we put together a Goose Island 312 Day Prize Package for one lucky winner! Read More
After literally years of research and development, Bell’s Brewery is ready to release its newest innovation: Bell’s Official Hazy IPA. Made with wheat malt and a variety of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo and El Dorado hops, this hazy IPA is damn delicious. And what would you expect from the same folks who make Two Hearted and Hopslam?