Three decades ago, Boozist was still years away from being an idea in an AOL chat room. That’s how long ago John Hall founded Chicago’s best known brewery. To celebrate the achievement, the Goose Island […]
Chicago Rum Festival. It’s a festival of rum. Ready? Drink. I’ve been to a stupid amount of fests, from standard events like street fests, music fests, and beer fests (not the movie version) to rarities […]
Limited release bottles are nothing new to the whisky world, nor are single barrel offerings. What is unique though is releasing just one single barrel for an entire country. That’s exactly what Aberlour has done […]
It’s just four days away from my first anniversary, so there’s clearly pressure to come up with amazing things to do to justify my wife’s continued affection for me. Baptiste and Bottle, the beautiful bourbon-centric […]
Ainbnb is front of mind for most people when they want to borrow someone’s house, but what about borrowing someone’s knowledge? That’s where Airbnb Experiences come into play. Who better to guide you through the […]
Why eat or drink one meal when you can have dozens in a single afternoon? That’s what these amazing fall fest options bring to the table. There’s something for everyone… or at least everyone worth […]
Diddy might have thrown the most outrageous White Parties (he brought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence one year), but Dîner en Blanc started the trend of classy white-clad affairs a decade earlier. […]
Goose Island has made a monumental effort to remain a Chicago beer since it began brewing most of its flagships elsewhere, and it doesn’t get any more “Chicago” than a Wrigley Field beer.
The guys over at ABV Chicago have hit the three year mark of their beer-fueled podcast, and they’re celebrating the only way anyone knows how… by drinking. Even better, they’re raffling off a fridgeful of […]
Mash Bash Chicago might be the perfect Friday night You’ve undoubtedly seen spirits ratings in ads before. Someone’s always bragging about their new 94-point whiskey. Well, the people that put the best of those ratings […]
The hunt is on for Chicago’s very own Jack Daniel’s barrel After weeks of watching while other cities had all the fun, the Jack Daniels Barrel Hunt is officially underway in Chicago. There is a barrel […]
You’ve heard of Negroni Week, but now it’s cognac’s turn. We’re in the middle of Cognac Classic Week (it runs until July 21st), and it’s everything your palate has been dreaming of. Hennessy and Liquor.com […]
Baconfest is strong enough for a glutton, but Ph balanced for foodies. Baconfest Chicago recently marked its 8th running of the pigs, and it was yet another amazing year for one of the city’s premier […]
Barrel Night rolls out the whiskey for Chicago boozers Chicago Magazine is hosting their inaugural Barrel Night on Thursday, February 25th at the new Montgomery Club, and it has the potential to be the next […]
Cocktail contest mixes hot & cold drinks from ten of Chicago’s best
Chicago is one of the best brewing cities in the world, so there is no shortage of great beer to drink.
The Alchimista robot bartender is fast, efficient, and doesn’t mess up the ratios when it’s drunk.
Goose Island Tasting Room is the perfect place to start one of Chicago’s best brewery tours. I had the good fortune to hang out at the brand spankin’ new Goose Island tasting room located at Fulton & Wood […]
I was recently approached by Thrillist to write an article about a bartender keeping his cool under pressure. If that sounds like an ad for a deodorant company, that’s because it is. Gillette was sponsoring […]