May 14, 2014 |
When Goose Island opened the doors to its Clybourn brewpub more than 25 years ago, "craft beer" was barely in Chicago's collective vocabulary. Now, new breweries open here each year, and we can brag that our favorite beers are made just a neighborhood away. All of that hometown pride culminates annually in Chicago Craft Beer Week - actually 11 days of $4 pint specials, tap takeovers and bar crawls - which runs May 15-25. So, how to prepare yourself? First, you should start carrying around a giant bottle of water ... right now. This will serve you well.
May 1, 2014 |
Turns out, Cinco de Mayo is not America's high holiday for guacamole and Mexican beer. Sales of Mexican beer are 29 percent higher during the week before Independence Day, compared with the week before Cinco de Mayo, according to data from 26,000 stores across the U.S. Catalina, a company that tracks consumer data, says the Super Bowl and New Year's Eve are more popular party days for guacamole, according to sales. But the green stuff is still popular for Cinco, as 2.6 times the amount of guacamole is sold for the holiday, compared with the average...
April 29, 2014 |
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer - specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue - but food is never far from his mind. "Beer is food. Brewing is cooking," Rouben said, explaining his style of beer-making which he calls 'culinary brewing.' "I became a much better brewer when I started using culinary techniques in the brewhouse, when I started thinking like a cook to create...
April 25, 2014 |
The CTA has released the list of buildings that would face demolition if the Red and Purple Line overpass project goes through, and some beer taps might run dry. Beer on Clark, Clark Street Beach, Fiesta Cantina, Beggars Pizza, Johnny O'Hagan's Irish Pub and Restaurant and the newly opened Big Cheese Poutineire are among other buinesses and residential properties that may need to be razed to make way for the proposed Red-Purple Modernization project,...
April 9, 2014 |
Time to drink like it's 1933. To mark the anniversary of the end of prohibition, The Berghoff is offering 10-cent beers every Monday in April. The historic resturant has Chicago liquor license No. 1 and 2 for its resturant and bar, which hang prominently at their 17 W. Adams St. location. For the dime beers, patrons must take a photo of themselves and post it either to Berghoff's Facebook page , or tweet @berghoffchicago . The first 30 people to do so every Monday in April will get a brew of their choice in a Berghoff...
March 25, 2014 |
Sox fans who need to eat their feelings are about to have more options. The White Sox announced their new menu offerings at concession stands throughout the park Tuesday, and "bacon-on-a-stick" in sections 112 and 528 is a highlight. Additionally, the park announced more beer options, a pork chop sandwich and a burger with macaroni and cheese on it. Here's the full list from the press release: Pork Chop Sandwich: This classic Chicago sandwich features a seasoned, boneless pork chop served with grilled...