Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "illinois" Category


the tiny begyle brewing, chicago

I am in the habit of asking locals for travel suggestions, especially places to eat. The restaurant industry, although often catering to out-of-towners and those willing to splurge, isn’t necessarily easy to navigate from the outside it. Hype abounds, in [...]

March 27, 2015 illinois, Travel
Half Acre black saison

half acre brewing, chicago

I had whet my palate for Half Acre days before, at Blue Door in Armitage, and was pumped to visit the place. Half Acre is located north of downtown, east of Logan Square. It has a taproom alongside the brewery [...]

March 24, 2015 illinois, Travel
samples revolution

revolution brewing, chicago

By Tuesday, the weather wasn’t getting much warmer in Chicago. We had a few breweries planned for our afternoon, plus a stroll down south Michigan Ave and a walk through Millennium Park. Monday evening was spent in the Fulton Market [...]

March 16, 2015 food and restaurants, illinois, tasting and critique
blue door

Chicago’s Armitage neighborhood

Last week’s adventures in Chicago were the perfect mix of culture, history, beer, food, and public transportation. The city was cold – just as cold as here in Minneapolis – but that didn’t stop the perpetual motion that is one [...]

March 3, 2015 food and restaurants, illinois

best beer moments of 2014

This was created in conjunction with the Four Firkins blog Beer is as diverse as those who drink it. From sweet and rich Baltic porters to puckering and funky aged sours, the range of flavor that is achieved within this storied [...]

January 29, 2015 california, colorado, history and traditional styles, illinois

ABV talks to The 16oz Society

If these designs look familiar, and like me, you’ve been dying to get your hands on a T-shirt or two just like these, read on. These are the guys behind The 16oz Society, and it’s time to get to know [...]

June 4, 2013 greater minnesota, illinois, michigan, the twin cities, wisconsin