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dan

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It looks like Goose isn't going to let COVID stop Stoutest in 2021. The email I just got is a little thin on details: two days, March 21 and 28 and "as always, we will be taking safety precautions extremely seriously for tastings and following all CDPH and state guidelines."

I didn't realize that there was a category under CDPH and IDPH guidelines governing nut-to-butt gatherings of neckbeards. Unless this event is being held outside (and maybe it is?), I don't understand how anyone thinks this is a good idea. I could see a tasting event at a cavernous space like Rev, or maybe at Goose's barrel-aging complex, feeling safer but an indoor event at Clybourn? Why not delay it until the fall?
 

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It looks like Goose isn't going to let COVID stop Stoutest in 2021. The email I just got is a little thin on details: two days, March 21 and 28 and "as always, we will be taking safety precautions extremely seriously for tastings and following all CDPH and state guidelines."

I didn't realize that there was a category under CDPH and IDPH guidelines governing nut-to-butt gatherings of neckbeards. Unless this event is being held outside (and maybe it is?), I don't understand how anyone thinks this is a good idea. I could see a tasting event at a cavernous space like Rev, or maybe at Goose's barrel-aging complex, feeling safer but an indoor event at Clybourn? Why not delay it until the fall?
i feel as long as you put the word safe in front of everything, thats all thats needed for around 40% of the population
 

dan

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It looks like Goose isn't going to let COVID stop Stoutest in 2021. The email I just got is a little thin on details: two days, March 21 and 28 and "as always, we will be taking safety precautions extremely seriously for tastings and following all CDPH and state guidelines."

I didn't realize that there was a category under CDPH and IDPH guidelines governing nut-to-butt gatherings of neckbeards. Unless this event is being held outside (and maybe it is?), I don't understand how anyone thinks this is a good idea. I could see a tasting event at a cavernous space like Rev, or maybe at Goose's barrel-aging complex, feeling safer but an indoor event at Clybourn? Why not delay it until the fall?
Honestly, the idea of not having to stand in line and awkwardly point to a beer and mumble, “uh, that one, please” does sound kind of nice.

Still, no thanks.


Tickets for each 90 minute brewer-led tasting session are sold as a pair for a table of two. Each pair ($140 +fees) includes:

2 flights with 2oz pours of each stout from 12+ Chicagoland breweries
2 StoutFest 2021 glasses + swag bags
Chef-curated paired light bites

TASTING TIMES:

11AM
2PM
5PM

BREWERIES
  • Werk Force Brewing
  • Old Irving Brewing Co
  • Maplewood
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Goose Island Beer Co
  • Goose Island Clybourn
  • Pipeworks
  • Exit Strategy
  • Mikerphone
  • Casa Humilde
  • Hop Butcher for the World
  • Half Acre Beer Co
  • More Brewing
Tasting sessions are sold as tables of 2, so each ticket includes 2 seats and access for 2 people. This event is for ticketed guests and is 21+ only. All guests will be asked for ID upon entry.

This event will be in an outdoor heated tent, so please dress accordingly. Floor plans have been mapped out to meet 6 feet social distancing requirements with limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. This includes while interacting with staff, using the restrooms and entering/exiting the tent. Hand sanitizer will be available.
 
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Honestly, the idea of not having to stand in line and awkwardly point to a beer and mumble, “uh, that one, please” does sound kind of nice.

Still, no thanks.


Tickets for each 90 minute brewer-led tasting session are sold as a pair for a table of two. Each pair ($140 +fees) includes:

2 flights with 2oz pours of each stout from 12+ Chicagoland breweries
2 StoutFest 2021 glasses + swag bags
Chef-curated paired light bites

TASTING TIMES:

11AM
2PM
5PM

BREWERIES
  • Werk Force Brewing
  • Old Irving Brewing Co
  • Maplewood
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Goose Island Beer Co
  • Goose Island Clybourn
  • Pipeworks
  • Exit Strategy
  • Mikerphone
  • Casa Humilde
  • Hop Butcher for the World
  • Half Acre Beer Co
  • More Brewing
Tasting sessions are sold as tables of 2, so each ticket includes 2 seats and access for 2 people. This event is for ticketed guests and is 21+ only. All guests will be asked for ID upon entry.

This event will be in an outdoor heated tent, so please dress accordingly. Floor plans have been mapped out to meet 6 feet social distancing requirements with limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. This includes while interacting with staff, using the restrooms and entering/exiting the tent. Hand sanitizer will be available.
LOL.

Nope. $140 plus fees for 90 minutes? Take me back to 2011.
 
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Honestly, the idea of not having to stand in line and awkwardly point to a beer and mumble, “uh, that one, please” does sound kind of nice.

Still, no thanks.


Tickets for each 90 minute brewer-led tasting session are sold as a pair for a table of two. Each pair ($140 +fees) includes:

2 flights with 2oz pours of each stout from 12+ Chicagoland breweries
2 StoutFest 2021 glasses + swag bags
Chef-curated paired light bites

TASTING TIMES:

11AM
2PM
5PM

BREWERIES
  • Werk Force Brewing
  • Old Irving Brewing Co
  • Maplewood
  • Cruz Blanca Brewery
  • Goose Island Beer Co
  • Goose Island Clybourn
  • Pipeworks
  • Exit Strategy
  • Mikerphone
  • Casa Humilde
  • Hop Butcher for the World
  • Half Acre Beer Co
  • More Brewing
Tasting sessions are sold as tables of 2, so each ticket includes 2 seats and access for 2 people. This event is for ticketed guests and is 21+ only. All guests will be asked for ID upon entry.

This event will be in an outdoor heated tent, so please dress accordingly. Floor plans have been mapped out to meet 6 feet social distancing requirements with limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. This includes while interacting with staff, using the restrooms and entering/exiting the tent. Hand sanitizer will be available.
People will still drink their samples while standing directly in front of the pouring tables, I know it.
 

dan

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People will still drink their samples while standing directly in front of the pouring tables, I know it.
It’s also not StoutFest if you can’t play the game of chicken where you try to get a sample without offering up a ticket.

Do they even do tickets anymore? I cannot remember the last time I was at a StoutFest.
 

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does alesong make a wooden hell or BA hi-fi rye? as an aging OM FIB, pumped to see some of their beers coming into the market. I'm not positive, but I think they're both me and bryan's first local craft beers we had as like 22 year olds.
Here's what's coming first drop:


Maestro - a barrel aged Barleywine
Kriek - a sour ale aged in oak with cherries & vanilla
Mocha Rhino Suit - an imperial milk stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and cocoa
Gose Añejo - a sour ale aged in tequila barrels with lime, orange, sea salt and agave
Touch of Brett - a Citra-hopped saison fermented with Brett aged in French oak
Rackhouse Reserve - a blend of barrel aged beers
 

middlebrow

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Here's what's coming first drop:


Maestro - a barrel aged Barleywine
Kriek - a sour ale aged in oak with cherries & vanilla
Mocha Rhino Suit - an imperial milk stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and cocoa
Gose Añejo - a sour ale aged in tequila barrels with lime, orange, sea salt and agave
Touch of Brett - a Citra-hopped saison fermented with Brett aged in French oak
Rackhouse Reserve - a blend of barrel aged beers
can you confirm/deny the addition of caraway in the barleywine? wait, was he gone from flossmoor by the time of hi fi, was that mr. blue island? lurchingbeast you know south suburban history. shit, probably since lost weekend....OK, whateve, give me the wooden hell maestro.
 
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can you confirm/deny the addition of caraway in the barleywine? wait, was he gone from flossmoor by the time of hi fi, was that mr. blue island? lurchingbeast you know south suburban history. shit, probably since lost weekend....OK, whateve, give me the wooden hell maestro.
Shimkos made HiFi and BA HiFi and I thought they were making it under the name Lost Weekend at Blue Island but it might not have caraway, thus making it a completely different 30% rye Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels.
 

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Anyone in the city looking for a vaccine?


1 This event is ONLY for Chicago residents age 18+ in Phase 1a, 1b+, and 1c.
2 Participants will receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.

Edit: it appears that all appointments have been claimed. This one is closed.
 
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One Lake Brewing's rooftop is going to be a banger of a spot when the weather turns. The whole place looks nice, though only the rooftop is open right now. Beer was all solid to great and the burger was excellent. I added bacon and the egg and didn't regret it. The bacon was like charcuterie board quality pancetta. Service was iffy but hey, it was the last seating time of the night and we all have long days in the current climate. Highly recommend that place.
 
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One Lake Brewing's rooftop is going to be a banger of a spot when the weather turns. The whole place looks nice, though only the rooftop is open right now. Beer was all solid to great and the burger was excellent. I added bacon and the egg and didn't regret it. The bacon was like charcuterie board quality pancetta. Service was iffy but hey, it was the last seating time of the night and we all have long days in the current climate. Highly recommend that place.
We got takeout from there last night!

I like the rooftop and have enjoyed the food. But I have yet to be impressed by any of the beers. Got a crowler of mild and thought it was Fine. Have a crowler of the Cali common for today, which is my favorite thing from them.
 
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We got takeout from there last night!

I like the rooftop and have enjoyed the food. But I have yet to be impressed by any of the beers. Got a crowler of mild and thought it was Fine. Have a crowler of the Cali common for today, which is my favorite thing from them.
My group really liked the cream ale and I personally loved the Lando IPA. Couldn't believe there was no fruit added. The Russian Imperial Stout was pretty average though.
 

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