Hoplinks - CCBW is Here!

Chicago Craft Beer Week is finally upon us and, despite the weather, the city's beer geeks will be descending en masse upon the many events and drinking specials on offer. Stay ahead of the game with this week's Hoplinks and let us know where we'll see you during the next ten days of beer heaven!


Looking for something to do during Chicago Craft Beer Week? Take a look through the official CCBW schedule to find your events or peruse the highlights for every type of drinker through this great summary from Kate Bernot at the Red Eye.

Lakeview's Dryhop Brewers has been named Best New Brewery by Timeout magazine. Congrats to them!

The Cubs and Upland Brewing Company announced that Campside Session IPA will be available in cans at Wrigley Field! Is the replacement for Old Style?

Chef Paul Kahan (James Beard Award Winner, known for Publican, Avec) & Goose Island are collaborating on a beer. They'll be discussing beer and food pairings at an event this week.

Forbidden Root gets a zoning change from a neighborhood vote, to allow the 'botanical brewery' to join a previously dry stretch of Chicago Ave.

Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver wins James Beard Award in the category of “Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional.”

Evanston's Temperance Beer Company just released Gatecrasher English IPA as their first cans. Find it on a store shelf near you and at their beautiful taproom.