Bourbon County season is finally here and this years lineup is shaping up to be one for the books. With Prop Day and Black Friday fast approaching we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to this year’s Bourbon County lineup. Every year’s Bourbon County release seems to be more ambitious than the previous, with this year being no exception. Whether you are a barrel aged purist or someone looking for unique flavor variants, this year’s release truly has something for everybody.
Kombucha has been around for a very long time, originating hundreds of years ago in northeast Asia. Over time, the drink grew in popularity in Europe, and made its way over the ocean to here in America. Its fizzy contents and good-for-you ingredients like probiotics and green tea cultures made it an instant hit in health circles across the world. However, did you know that kombucha on its own contains a bit of alcohol? Less than a half of a percent in most cases, but there’s a new brewery that aims to take that to the next level.
Juneshine, out of sunny San Diego, seeks to travel down that effervescent road. Originally started out of a garage in California, JuneShine took the kombucha scene by storm and now they landed here in Chicago!
We sat down with JuneShine and asked a few questions about their history, what makes them tick, how they compare to other craft breweries and why they chose the Chicago scene!
Halloween is fast approaching, and whether you are getting together with friends to hand out candy and watch scary movies or hosting a costume party we wanted to share some delicious Halloween inspired cocktail recipes. We also wanted to use this opportunity to introduce you to one of our newest suppliers McCormick Distilling Company. All of these recipes include McCormicks 360 brand vodka in them. 360 Vodka is locally sourced and sustainably made from American grain, six-times distilled and six-times filtered for a clean finish and is bottled using recycled materials and reusable closures. The 360 family of flavored vodkas features bold flavors and smooth taste, perfect for any of these halloween cocktails.
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
Get ready for beer, barbecue, and country music, because Windy City Smokeout returns to Chicago on Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14! New for this year, the festival has moved to the United Center Parking lot for more room, more food, and you guessed it: more barbecue.
The weekend lineup will feature country artists such as Chris Young, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Eli Young Band, and many more. And of course, we’re excited about the beer. In addition to crowd favorites like Budweiser, Bell’s, and Shiner, the Craft Beer section will be home to over 50 different beers including some rarities from several of our brewery partners.
Want to go for free? Of course you do. We’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to you and a friend! Must be 21+ and must be able to pick up tickets at our West Loop office in Chicago. We’ll notify the winner via email on Tuesday, July 9. Read More