Our day yesterday was amazing, as it was last year. Next year will be even better, I’m sure of it.

HOWEVER! Until then, we have some excitement still. We have, as we did last year, a choice we need you to make. Specifically, we need you to tell us which t-shirt is so fantastic and fabulous that the wearer deserves:

1) A professional brew day with Lake Effect Brewing. Let me tell you, this is a fun and interesting brewery, with a very friendly staff and cool, small set-up. So I’m already envying the winner here.

2) Two tickets to Midwest Brewers Fest. Because not only is it fun to see how brewers do their thing on a big scale, then it’s fun to DRINK with brewers.… Continue reading →

Beer 1Up! Awesome. Maybe Beer Gets 2Up!

As most of you know, last Saturday I spent a solid chunk of the day at Emporium Arcade for a beer event. I was hoping to spend the day with at least 30 of my nearest and dearest beer friends.

It was more like 60 to 80 of my nearest and dearest. Holy Crap. It was unexpected and unbelievable. It was fun. It was so much fun. It’s actually been hard to write up, because it was so much fun that it’s been difficult to take it all in (still) and then put it all back out there for you.

Still, I want to do a bit more of a wrap-up than just the t-shirt contest post. (Still running, by the way! If you haven’t voted yet, please do!)… Continue reading →


So, I’ve mentioned a “beer event” a couple of times on this blog. It’s this Saturday. It’s noon to 3:00 pm. It’s going to be awesome. If you just want quick details, wander over to this Facebook event page and read up. If you want some of the background, keep reading.

Jeremy over at Subeerbia, Eric over at Blah…Blah…BEER and I teamed up with Arcade Emporium to bring a fun beer event to Chicagoland for those beer geeks who didn’t manage to get tickets to wander down to Munster, Indiana and buy some very special beer. There’ll be some envy in our group, for sure, and you know we’ll be raising a glass to those making the hike, but we have a little something to console ourselves.… Continue reading →