Category: Events

great taste of the midwest 2021

Great Taste of the Midwest 2021

It’s been at least 16 months by my count since my last traditional beer festival. (FoBAB 2019 for me I believe.) Despite the Delta variant wrecking havoc on the nation, the Great Taste of the Midwest took place again in...

Mikerphone Smells Like A Beer Fest 2021

Mike Pallen is hands-down one of the nicest people in beer, and his ever-expanding friends list is proof enough of that. Each year, Mikerphone’s Smells Like A Beer Fest is a showcase of the extremely talented friends and collaboration partners...

Goose Island StoutFest 2021

Scheduled for Sunday, March 15th, 2020, Goose Island’s Stout Fest was maybe the first beer fest to be cancelled last year. I recall being saddened, but not that surprised. I also recall that at that exact point, I owned no...

fobab fantasy draft

ABV Chicago’s FoBAB Fantasy League 2020: Final Results

If there’s any positive to not having the best Chicago beer festival (and Illinois Brewers Guild fundraiser) this year, it was much easier to score the FoBAB Fantasy League, not having to juggle a tasting glass sloshing over with sticky...