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Chicago Beer Pass: Penrose Pop-Up

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Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the great beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White open a bottle of Goose Island Lolita as they chat about the past week. Brad talks about the Penrose Brewing Pop-up Taproom at SmallBar Division and Nik goes into all the fun he had at the Glunz Expo.

Now that all the Chicago brewers are back from the Craft Brewers Conference we have to give a big congrats to all the winners. Be sure to check out the full list and make it out to one or all of these breweries and try some of their offerings. As summer is coming, the beer events are starting to pick back up this week and Brad and Nik have a few that are worth checking out. April 16th at Piece is the Locally Brewed Book Release & book signing. On April 17th at Golden Crust Pizza & Tap, Breakroom Brewery is hosting a tap takeover. And next week in Geneva at Niche Restaurant there looks to be an awesome Penrose/Solemn Oath Dinner.

 All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Apr 9

Chicago Beer Pass: Opening Day

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Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White open a bottle of 2014 Half Acre Big Hugs as they chat about the past week. Brad tells Nik about his visit to Panic Brewing and Nik talks about all the Goose Island beer he had at Wrigley Field for opening day. 

This week almost all the Chicago brewers are in Denver for the Craft Brewers Conference so events are a bit light this week but Brad and Nik were still able to find a few for you to check out. April 12th at Ugly Mug Cafe is Eat Drink Celebrate Local and this coming Monday at Small Bar Division is the Penrose Brewing Pop-up Taproom. All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

 All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Apr 3

Chicago Beer Pass What The Firk?

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Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White are back after a bit of a hiatus. This week Brad & Nik open a bottle of Backyard Rye and chat about Brad’s recent trip to Ireland and where Nik’s been drinking the last couple weeks. The guys also talk about the “An Evening to Honor Michael Jackson" put on by our friends over at Beer FX and the "What The Firk?" event at Headquarter Beercade.

As Chicago Craft Beer week gets closer it seems like we’re a bit light on the events this month. This weekend is AlphaBeer XII at AJ Hudsons Public House. Then next week is Chicago Beer Gals Beer & Beauty Night at Noktivo Spa.

 All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Chicago Beer Pass: Saint Patrick’s Day

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Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White open a couple bottles of Ale Syndicate’s Sunday Session as they chat about the Goose Island 312 launch party and how they spent their St. Patrick’s Day. 

This is the last episode of the month so Brad & Nik discuss a few more events in this episode.  A few that you want to make sure to check out this week are the Fusion 19 tapping at Bangers & Lace and then the Chicago Beer Festival at Union Station. Then next week on Tuesday, March 25th is The Great Beer Hunter: An Evening to Honor Michael Jackson put on by our friends over at Beer FX. Finally to close out the month is Firkin Fest at Headquarter Beercade.

 All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Chicago Beer Pass: Take The Train

Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White open a couple bottles of Two Brothers Monarch White as they chat about the past week. There is a bit of a theme this week as all the events Brad and Nik made it to and the ones coming up this week are off the Metra. Nik talks about this past week and the Solemn Oath Beer Dinner at Wildwood in Geneva as well as a visit to Penrose.  

Brad & Nik also discuss some of the events coming up this week. Thursday March 13th you have Ale Syndicate Celebrating Their First Anniversary Party at The Sedgwick Stop. And then if you’re not busy with St. Patricks Day celebrations this weekend, hop on the train and head out to 18th Street Brewery for their Grand Opening Celebration. All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Mar 5

Chicago Beer Pass: Night Of The Living Ales

Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White crack open a couple cans of Threadless IPA from Finch’s Beer Co. as they chat about the past week. Unfortunately, Nik wasn’t able to make it to Night Of The Living Ales but Brad makes him jealous and everyone else by talking about the great beers that were missed.  

Brad & Nik also talk about some of the events coming up this week. It’s a big Thursday this week with some good events like TAP THIS! Local V, Temperance Beer Co. Tap Take-Over at Andersonville Brewing and the Solemn Oath Beer Dinner at Wildwood. All that and more on this weeks episode of Chicago Beer Pass. Cheers!

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Chicago Beer Pass: One Wild Night

Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White made it to a number of events so there is a ton to chat about on the show. First up Nik talks about the Ale Syndicate release party at The Library and then both Brad and Nik chat about One Wild Night at Small Bar.

Brad & Nik also talk about some of the events coming up this week. The big one that hopefully you grabbed tickets for on Saturday was Night Of The Living Ales. If you didn’t get tickets there are still some other great events this week including Oak & Iron III: A Bounty of Barrel-Aged Beer at Jerry’s. All that and more on Chicago Beer Pass. Thanks for listening!

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Chicago Beer Pass: Was That Ashes Or Asses?

Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik Whit didn’t make it to any events but they still crack open a bottles of Two Brothers Heavier Handed and chat about a few news bars they checked out.

Brad & Nik also talk about some of the events coming up this week that you Won’t want to miss. Wednesday you’s want to check out the Off Color / Three Floyds collaboration event, Thursday don’t miss One Wild Night at Small Bar and then the big event this weekend is the Naperville Winter Ale Festival. That’s just a taste of what Brad & Nik chat about there is a lot more so grab yourself and check out episode 19 of Chicago Beer Pass.

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Chicago Beer Pass: Not - So - Dry Run

Hey Chicago beer lovers and enthusiasts, grab yourself a beer and join us for another episode of Chicago Beer Pass! Chicago Beer Pass is your ticket to all the beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White crack open a couple bottles of Goose Island Ten Hills and chat about the amazing party Lagunitas put together at their new brewery on the south side.

Brad & Nik also talk about a few of the events this week that you shouldn’t miss like the Polar Beer Festival at Rock Bottom Chicago and Delilah’s Vertical Tasting.

All that and more on episode eighteen of Chicago Beer Pass. Thanks for listening!

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Feb 5

Chicago Beer Pass: Cider!

Welcome to the Chicago Beer Pass: Your ticket to all the craft beer events happening in and around Chicago. This week Brad Chmielewski & Nik White crack open a couple bottles of Three Floyds Zombie Dust and chat about their past week visiting breweries and partying for the Super Bowl.

Brad & Nik also talk about a few of the events this week that you shouldn’t miss, especially if you’re a cider fan. Vander Mill Cider Firkin Launch at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap and Cider Summit at Navy Pier. All that and more on episode seventeen of Chicago Beer Pass. Thanks for listening!

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