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 →

The Fate of BEER is at Stake!

Okay. It’s actually nothing so dramatic. But it IS the fate of these two folks, one of whom will will get a chance to spend a day with the folks at Flesk Brewing in Lombard! Brewday! Good times!

Also good times? Last minute, the kind folks at Naperville Ale Fest gave us two tickets to add to the grand prize here! NICE. Talk about the fate of beer. The winner here is going to get to have a brewday and then have a day of trying all KINDS of new beers.

One of the features of Beer1Up was a t-shirt contest. We had categories of “beer-themed” and “video-game-themed”. The plan was to award a bottle of Dayman Coffee IPA, donated by Aleman to the winners of each category.… Continue reading →