Tuesday, January 17, 2017

4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest Returns to Louisville


Tailspin Ale Fest organizers return once again to present Louisville's best beer fest of the season - Tailspin Ale Fest, February 18, 2017 at Bowman Field in the WWII Era Hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation. Over 70 breweries and a special Kentucky heritage section of Kentucky brews will be available for consumption. View vintage airplanes on display with pin-up girls & fly boys and dine large with some of Louisville's finest food trucks. Magnolia Photo Booth and live music provide ample fun and entertainment.

With over 200 beers available onsite, make sure to sample some great brews from featured breweries: NEW to Kentucky from Athens, Georgia – Terrapin Brewing Company, Rhinegeist, Tin Man Brewing Company, New Belgium, Sweetwater Brewing, Founders Brewing and heading up the Kentucky Heritage section, West Sixth Brewing. 



Event Co-Creator and Organizer, Tisha Gainey states, “We are excited for Tailspin's fourth anniversary at the historic Bowman Field, bringing our craft beer celebration to the forefront of Louisville's social scene once again.  It is rewarding to continue our partnership with Liquor Barn and expand on the fundraising efforts for Dare to Care Food Bank.  We are also excited that our event continues to create new opportunities for furthering our fundraising with community partners like the Middleton Reutlinger, a local law firm that has a division specialized in working with many Kentucky Craft Breweries. Tailspin also provides a platform to introduce the latest and greatest from the world of craft beer to Louisville.  Look for all your favorite highlights and beers at the event - and a few surprises as well - as we strive to make Tailspin better every year.”

For tickets or more information, visit www.tailspinalefest.com
For the latest updates about participating breweries and festival news, like www.facebook.com/tailspinalefest

Check out photos from the previous years event:






Monday, January 16, 2017

Beerentine Cards Are Back!

Our original Beerentine (Beer Valentine) cards are back in our Etsy shop! We've got a number of new, pun-filled designs this year. Express your love in a fun and unique way, while supporting local artists. Visit our Etsy shop here to see the full array of designs. Have a custom request? Shoot us a note. We're happy to accommodate.




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hoppy Holidays with Beer-Themed Gifts!

This year we're excited to introduce a few NEW holiday items to our Etsy shop for the beer lovers and homebrewers on your gift list! 

Beer-themed holiday cards, including "Hoppy Holidays", "Christmas Cheer", "Let's Get Merry", "He Sees You When You're Drinking", and Surviving Awkward Holiday Parties. Cards can be purchased individually, or in packs of 6 or 12 cards. Cards are 4.25" x 5.5" and come with an accompanying A2 (4.375" x 5.75") envelope. Check them out here!



- Our unique, hand crafted hop ornaments made from silk flower components and decorated with rustic twine and ribbon. Hops vary slightly in shape, size and shade of green. Dimensions: approximately 3" x 1.5" x 1.5"

- Dried hop cone grapevine wreath ornaments, made from real, professionally dried hop cones from Michigan, 2" x 2" grapevine wreath, and ribbon. The dried hop cones are extremely delicate and must be treated and stored with care, away from direct sunlight to prevent damage.

These ornaments are available for purchase online for a limited time in our Etsy shop





For custom orders please send us a message via our Etsy shop and we'll be happy to accommodate your requests. Cheers!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hail to the Ale Pop-Up Shop at BeerHoptacular


Chicago’s original craft beer festival, BeerHoptacular, is back and better than ever – with more beer and fun than ever before! BeerHoptacular takes place over two sessions on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the awe-inspiring Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. Purchase Tickets here!

75 brewers and 150+ craft beers  •  Some of Chicago’s Best Food Trucks    Annual BeerHoptacular Homebrew Competition Sponsored by Bell’s Brewery    DJ spinning an all-vinyl playlist    Featured Artists  •  Bicycle Kegerator    Pappy’s Fridge    Live Insult Booth... and much more!

We're excited to be one of the featured artists pop-up booths, with lots of beer, wine and cider themed art and gifts to purchase, for the beer-lovers in your life. For a preview of the work we'll be bringing, check out our Etsy shop.




Photo credit: Kevin Schmalandt




Friday, October 28, 2016

Upcoming Cider Classes At The Northman


The Northman, Chicago’s first pub and bistro dedicated to cider, is offering its Cider Class Series twice a month. These intimate classes give cider lovers a chance to delve into the long and complex history of cider and are a great way to celebrate autumn in Chicago.

Classes cost between $30-40. Attendees are treated to expert instructions, cider flight, light snacks and an opportunity to taste a rare or specialty cider that ties to that session's lesson. Class space is limited.


November 7
Cider Cocktails: Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for entertaining. In this class we will focus on simple cider cocktails for the holiday season. We will learn the basics of how to make cocktails for different tastes and group sizes.
Tickets available @brownpapertickets.com


November 21
Perry: Perry is a unique cousin of cider made from 100% pears and nothing tastes quite like it. This class will explore all of the wonderful aromas and different flavors found in perry.
Tickets available @brownpapertickets.com

WHERE:
The Northman
4337 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Additional food and beverage are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cider Art Available On Etsy

Fall is here – a season filled with warm colors, spicy aromas and full-bodied beverages. With that, we were inspired to create some NEW cider-themed artwork for purchase in our Etsy shop, to indulge the cider enthusiasts.

Our "cider lovers" print will be featured in the December issue of CiderCraft Magazine. Click here for subscription information.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Making A Beer Run 6K & Beer Fest



New Beer-Fueled Fun Run Along The Lakeshore To End In A Party


Chicago, IL – A new fun run with a beer-fueled twist is making its debut in Chicago on Saturday, October 15th 2016. Runners will make their way alongside Lake Michigan for a 6k course with spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline. At the finish line there will be a beer fest where runners and guests can enjoy samples from fifteen craft breweries with family and friends.

**Just Announced**

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, considered by many to be among the best breweries in the country, will pop up in Chicago for the first time at the upcoming Making A Beer Run 6k Fun Run and Beer Fest. Among others, they'll be pouring their flagship beer PseudoSue (98 BeerAdvocate Score), their Double IPA King Sue (100 BeerAdvocate score), and a surprise mystery beer!

Other breweries featured will be 3 Sheeps, Bell's, Boulevard, Burnt City, Founders, Goose Island, Moody Tongue, Summit, Upland, Urban Chestnut and Virtue Cider.

What
In addition to the 6k and beer fest, there will be a variety of tasty foods as well as three enormous 9’x13’ elevated TV systems for guests to cheer on their favorite college football team. For $60, runners can partake in the 6k, snag a sporty fleece complete with the logo, a chill puck frozen coaster and relax at the three-hour beer fest. Friends, family and fellow beer-fans can skip the run and join the party with beer fest tickets at $25.

When

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Run: 12pm
Beer Fest: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Where

The Northwest Terrace Of The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605


Tickets & More Info