On Saturday March 2nd I attended Windy City BREWHAHA. If you are like me, prior to about a week ago, you might have heard of this event. It’s a beer tasting event celebrating beer. The event is “brewed” as is stated on the tasting guide by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. The BREWHAHA featured 30 local breweries representing, by my estimation, 100 different brews. Almost as nice as the featured beers was the fifth floor loft of a converted factory where the tasting took place.
As beer tastings go I think this was a very successful event. I’ve been to quite a few of these in the past and usually the indoor events are much too crowded to enjoy myself. Don’t get me wrong there were a good amount of people there but I never felt like I spent too long in a line and then couldn’t move anywhere to get out of the way. Being that my pregnant wife was the designated driver for the group, this was a concern of mine beforehand. My only gripe is that some of the breweries didn’t have signs clearly labeling the booths. I would highly recommend this event in the future.
Now to my recommendations.
- Village Vintner Winery & Brewery – Vanilla Cream Ale
- Destihl – Altercation – German-Style Sticke Alt
- Brickstone Restaurant & Brewery – Cherry Ale
If you’re a hop-head then you should keep checking back for Matt’s top brews of the event.