Support American Craft Beer

Late last week, Liz reminded us all that American Craft Beer Week is upon us, once again. I hope everyone out there who supports craft beer, American companies (or both, like me) will be doing their part to show their love and appreciation.

Friends and I kicked off Craft Beer Week on Sunday, albeit a day early, in celebration of two very “hoppy” birthdays and our extreme love for incredible microbrews. Margaret whipped up her IPA cheese soup, I made Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout cupcakes with Baileys frosting and we not only devoured bottles of craft beer but a keg, too. I surprised my cousin with a big ol’ keg insulator sack and a Bronco pump and the Noble Pils was free flowing, day to night.

Sunday Keg Party

I will be enjoying many a beer these next few days but the highlight of American Craft Beer Week for me will be my trip to Chicago, from Friday through Sunday. I’ll be hitting up Goose Island and closing out Saturday night at Half Acre, plus received some great pub suggestions from those who live in, or have frequented, the Windy City. So far, I’ll make sure to pop by:

  • The Map Room
  • The Hop Leaf
  • Revolution
  • Smallbar
  • Rock Bottom
  • Two Brothers, if I head out into the ‘burbs

Have any other suggestions for my weekend trip to Chicago? If so, please pass them along. Even better, tell me what you’re doing to celebrate! I’m really looking forward to taking in every bit that I can.

Cheers and keep on supporting craft beer!



  • Knile May 18, 2010 @ 1:09pm

    Check out Hackney’s in Printer’s Row. It’s my brother’s neighborhood spot.

  • Hannah May 18, 2010 @ 1:57pm

    Knile – thanks man! I can’t wait 🙂

  • Alex May 19, 2010 @ 8:26am

    You’ve got to check out The Violet Hour while you’re in Chicago. Best cocktails I’ve ever had.

  • Hannah May 19, 2010 @ 8:55am

    Alex – thanks for passing that along. I could always go for a great cocktail between beers 🙂

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