Thursday, April 25, 2013

5th Annual Two Brother's Homebrew Competition

Two Brothers Brewery is calling for entries in the 5th annual home brew competition.

They are looking for the best balanced, hoppy beer. The winner gets the opportunity to brew their recipe with Two Brothers and see it on tap at the Tap House and Roundhouse. Winner will be announced at the 5th annual Hop Juice Festival taking place June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.

Drop off dates for entries: 6/1/2013-6/10/2013
Drop off Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3pm-11pm, Fri. and Sat. 12pm-12am, Sun. 12pm-9pm
Drop off Locations: Two Brothers Tap House or Roundhouse

Entry Fee of $7 per entry. 100% goes to charity! Cash or Check – Checks made out to Two Brothers Brewing Company

For more information visit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Alphabeer X: 26 Craft Beers of the Alphabet

Alphabeer is the only event that teaches craft beer lovers about 26 beers - one for every letter of the alphabet. It's a three-hour tour of hops and barley and lagers and ales, and everything is crafted by masters who are passionate about their beers. Breweries from the Great Lakes area, including Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and of course, Chicagoland, are being highlighted.

Saturday, April 20th, 12pm - 3pm
John Barleycorn 149 W. Kinzie St. in River North

Special guests will be joining the event to talk about their beers, including representatives from 5 Rabbit, Brewery Vivant, Founders, Goose Island Brewing Company, and New Holland. Chef Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead is also scheduled to talk about Loudmouth Soup, the beer he produced in collaboration with Greenbush. Other guests on the roster are Chicago Beer Geeks and the Chicago chapter of Barley's Angels, a beer club for women.

Attendees won't just be tasting the beers. Chef Jill Houk is returning as the emcee, or AlphaBeerMaster, for the fourth time. She'll educate guests on the ABV, the IBU and what to eat with each brew. Notes on each beer are broadcast on multiple screens so everyone can learn their A-BEER-C's.
  • A - All Day IPA, Founders
  • B - Breakfast Stout, Founders
  • C - Curmudgeon, Founders
  • D - Dynamo, Metropolitan
  • E - Eugene Porter, Revolution
  • F - Farm House Ale, Brewery Vivant
  • G - Goose Island, Pepe Nero
  • H - Huitzi, 5 Rabbit
  • I - Iron Works Alt, Metropolitan
  • J - Jinx Proof, Three Floyds
  • K - Kalamazoo Stout, Bell's
  • L - Loudmouth Soup, Greenbush & Cleetus Friedman
  • M - Monkey King, New Holland
  • N - New Grist, Lakefront
  • O - Over Ale, Half Acre
  • P - Paleooza, New Holland
  • Q - Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter
  • R - Revolution, A Little Crazy
  • S - Sky High Rye, Arcadia
  • T - Tiny Dancer, Goose Island
  • U - Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Boulevard
  • V - Hammer, Bullet, Vice; Half Acre
  • W - White Chapel Wit, Haymarket
  • X - "X" FIDY, Oskar Blues
  • Y - GFY Stout, Spiteful Brewing
  • Z - Zaison, Brewery Vivant

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here
Buy your ticket in advance and save $5. Tickets are $50 at the door.

AlphaBeer is hosted by Theresa Carter, founder and publisher of The Local Tourist,
LLC. The first event was in 2009 and it was inspired Ms. Carter's mother, who each
week would drink a beer from a different letter of the alphabet with fellow commuters
on their Friday night train ride. Since then AlphaBeer has appeared at multiple venues
in Chicago and has featured over 200 different beers., or TLT as it's affectionately known, is Chicago’s one-stop-spot for
things to do, events, restaurants, nightlife, news, reviews, photos and more. It’s a business
directory, an events calendar, and a multi-contributor magazine filled with news from the
TLTeam of city experts. Its mission is to help locals experience the fascination of a tourist,
and tourists feel the comfort of the local.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Celebrating Chicago's Women of Craft Beer

Join us during Chicago Craft Beer Week for an evening celebrating Chicago's Women of Craft Beer at Riverview Tavern in Roscoe Village.

1958 W Roscoe St. Chicago, IL

The ladies behind some of your favorite breweries will be in attendance including Goose Island, Two Brothers, Rock Bottom, Lagunitas, Metropolitan, 4 Paws Brewery and more!

We will be screening the documentary "The Love of Beer", which focuses on the rise of women in the beer industry.

There will be special tapping throughout the night - more announcements to come!

In addition $1 per pint will be donated to the Chicago Chapter of "Dress For Success" a charity that promotes economic independence by providing professional clothing and resources to disadvantaged women.

This is event is open to the public, no tickets required. Come out and support the Midwest's best!

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This event is brought to you by Hail To The Ale

For further information or interviews please contact Kim Leshinski