Goose Island Stout Fest

Goose Island Stout Fest 2016

Goose Island Stout Fest, held at GI Clybourn Pub, should be on every Chicagoan’s (or every stout-lover’s, for that matter) “Must-Fest List.” Holdup … you don’t have a “Must-Fest List?” Well then, drop everything! Start making a list right now and put this annual Stout Fest way up at the top! Sheesh!   Being a first-time attendee myself, I was impressed by the following: The … Continue reading Goose Island Stout Fest 2016

Quick Draw: Off Color Space Tiger

Off Color Brewing, known for their quirky black & white illustrated labels and packaging (and their delicious beers, too!) recently added a small retail space inside their brewery located at 3925 W. Dickens Avenue in Chicago. The brewery sold $1 tickets to their opening party back in February, and donated all of these proceeds to local organization Wright Way Rescue. As the mother of an … Continue reading Quick Draw: Off Color Space Tiger

Cider Summit Chicago, 2016

On Saturday, February 27th, I attended Cider Summit Chicago for the second year in a row, and the fest greatly impressed me yet again. Some notable differences between 2015 and 2016 Cider Summit: Fest Expansion: 2015’s fest occupied the first floor of the Navy Pier Ballroom with 120 cider makers (and was pretty crowded). This year, the fest grew to 140 makers, and expanded to … Continue reading Cider Summit Chicago, 2016