Beer News – 10/29/2012

Beer News for October 29th, 2012

I haven’t done a beer news post in quite a long time, so here goes.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that at least 15 Chicago-area Chipotle restaurants will begin serving real craft beer. Chicago’s own 5 Rabbit Brewery will get a chance to have their Mexican beer next to big names like Dos Equis and Corona. I can’t say I’ve ever had anything from 5 Rabbits, but dare I say, it’s most likely better than Corona. It can’t be worse, that’s for sure. Here’s a little rant for those of you who drink Corona. I have a buddy who used to work for ADT (the security people); he used to be a salesman and he would have to go to all the factories on the South and West side’s of the city. Corona has a distribution warehouse somewhere in the City, he said they keep ALL of their beer crates sitting out in the sunlight all day during the summer, in a warehouse with no air conditioning. That means not only is your beer tainted by the sunlight itself, it probably boils. Ew.

There’s a good beer festival next weekend here in Chicago at the Riverfront Theater. Beerhoptacular runs November 9th and 10th, 2012. The festival is split up into 3 sessions, 1 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. Tickets are $45 for each session until day of event. Drop me a line if you’re going to be there, we’ll share a beer!


  • November 9th & 10th, 2012 (Friday/Saturday)
  • 650 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Price: $45 per session

I know I have been away for quite a long time…I’ll be back with a new beer review soon! Cheers!

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