Chicago Craft Beer Week Kicks Off With Beer Under Glass 2013: A Recap In Bullet Points

In Event Review by Ryan

Writing is hard sometimes. Writing is especially hard after an evening sampling some truly awesome beers and meeting some amazing people. So without further adieu we bring you our bulleted recap of the awe-inspiring awesomeness that was Beer Under Glass 2013.

Beers we liked at Beer Under Glass 2013, in no particular order:

  • 4 Paws Fawn
  • Hamburger Mary’s Sour Russian Imperial Stout
  • Begyle Crash Landed w/ Amarillo hops
  • Ale Syndicate Municipal IPA
  • Ten Ninety Imperial Porter
  • Destihl Sour Strawberry
  • BuckleDown Brewing Belt & Suspenders
  • Pipeworks MariLime Law
  • Rock Bottom Chicago Schwarzbier
  • Church Street Brewing Brimstone IPA
  • Lake Effect Snow Wit w/ raspberries
  • Baderbr√§u Chicago Pilsener
  • Triptych Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Cherry Stout
  • Argus Rice Ale
  • Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel
  • Solemn Oath/Lost Abbey Famine

Karl, from Guys Drinking Beer, talks shop w/ Ike Orcutt & Sean Mahoney of Buckledown Brewing

It was also great to finally have some faces to go with the names of brewers and bloggers we frequently chat with over email including: the above photographed Ike Orcutt and Sean Mahoney from BuckleDown Brewing, Jesse Evans at Ale Syndicate, Chet Brett of Church Street Brewing fame, Ten Ninety Brewing Owner Brian Schafer, Kevin Cary and Brendan Blume from Begyle, Matt Gebhardt from 4 Paws, Lake Effect Brewing Co-owner Lynn Ford, Solemn Oath’s Paul Schneider – and his beard – and Good Beer Hunting’s Michael Kiser.

While we didn’t get to try everything we hoped to try and we didn’t get to say hi to everyone we wanted to – we did gleam a whole new appreciation for the amazing work the brewers in and around Chicago are doing and how truly awesome Chicago’s craft beer community is.

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.

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