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.

  1. Village Vintner Winery & Brewery – Vanilla Cream Ale
  2. Destihl – Altercation – German-Style Sticke Alt
  3. 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.



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