You probably thought Chicago had enough beer festivals and other such events this summer. You are so so wrong. Craft Brewers Conference, World Beer Cup, AlphaBeer III, and what seemed like a trillion other tasting events. Stone Brewing arriving in Chicago. Beer and Burger Pairings by Hopcast and ManBQue, so many SmallBar Rare Beer Tastings, it's amazing there's rare beer left (there is, promise, we've got bottle stashed all over OMG Beer! Headquarters anyway).
At least two more beer events are on there way.
In less than two weeks, AlphaBeer IV! Tickets will be available through OMG Beer! starting tomorrow. Alphabeer III was the first AlphaBeer we attended, and it was delicious, educational, and one of the more fun ways to experience 26 different beers. No one was hurt in the process.
Location: Blackstone Hotel
Hosted by: The Local Tourist and
Date: October 22nd, 2010
Price: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
And then, in November, the Festival of Barrel and Wood-Aged Beers, best known by the moniker FOBAB. This is the 8th year of this fantastic display of barrel/wood aged beer. Breweries will be bringing out their most fantastic barrel concoctions.
Location: Chicago Journeyman Plumbers' Local Union 130 Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd
Hosted by: Illinois Craft Brewer's Guild
Date: November 6th, 2010
Time: Two sessions, 1-5pm, 6-10pm
Price: 40 in advance, 50 at the door
Tasting glass and 12 beer tickets with entry ticket, more beer tickets available.