The Best 21st Birthday Party EVER

How did you celebrate your 21st birthday?  If you are like most Americans, it was probably spent sucking down shots of Sour Apple Pucker or doing a keg stand at some creepy frat party.  Or, if you are like me, it involved two bud lights at an Outback Steakhouse in Topeka, Kansas in between work… Read more »

The Best 21st Birthday Party EVER!

How did you celebrate your 21st birthday?  If you are like most Americans, it was probably spent sucking down shots of Sour Apple Pucker or doing a keg stand at some creepy frat party.  Or, if you are like me, it involved two bud lights at an Outback Steakhouse in Topeka, Kansas in between work… Read more »

Beer Adventure: A Tour of Wisconsin’s Central Waters Brewing Company

I am very much a city girl.  I like being able to walk or ride my bike to purchase anything I need; I like to hear the L thunder by; I like to feel like I am surrounded by people.  So, it is very out of character for me to want to attend a camping… Read more »

Explore Chicago Beer: Beer Along the Blue Line

Last week, we rocked the Red Line in search of craft beer and this week we are going along the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.  What’s great about the Blue Line is that there are many spots, including three breweries (well, actually four), which are worth exploring.  But what’s fantastic about this plan is… Read more »

Explore Chicago Beer: Rockin’ the Red Line

I have been contacted from time to time by out-of-towners who want to know my must-visit breweries/beer bars where they can grab a taste of Chicago craft beer.  So, I decided to put together a series of articles for individuals to get information prior to setting off on beery adventures around the Second City.  My rules for choosing places are pretty… Read more »

I Can Feel My Liver, Is That Normal? The Conclusion of Chicago Craft Beer Week

Oh, Chicago Craft Beer Week… I thought you might be the end of me.  While a lot of fun, you did require a lot of drinking on my part.  And a lot of staying out late. When I had to function at work the next day.  You caused me a great deal of physical pain… Read more »

Brewing and Blogging in Chicago: My Interview with Ben Finch

My one year blog-er-versary (see what I did there?) snuck by me on May 16th, and my very first blog post was an account of the Finch’s Beer Co grand opening party. It was a pretty basic post and I hadn’t quite mastered how to post pictures yet, but that post and Finch’s still holds… Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Week… So Far

Wow.  I have been so busy with fun Chicago Craft Beer Week festivities that I have not had a chance to write anything! I thought I would take a breather for five minutes to jot down my experiences so far. It has been a whirlwind of a week, er, five days which included me winning… Read more »

Remain Calm: It’s Just Panic Brewing

I know it sometimes doesn’t appear this way, but I actually take my blog rather seriously.  I even try to conduct preliminary research to aid in question development and to ensure that I cover uncharted territory with regards to an interview.  When I first started researching Gary Gulley and his prospective brewery, Panic Brewing, I was… Read more »

Dedication Brew: Bapa’s Pecan Pie Brown Ale

You probably haven’t noticed that I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties lately. If you have, then I apologize.  I haven’t been tweeting as much, nor have I been attending local beer events that I had been invited to.  Well, there is a reason for this and that is my sweet grandfather (affectionately referred to as… Read more »