Oktoberfest 2015

The 18th annual HOPS! Oktoberfest celebration will take place on Saturday, September 19th at the Bridgeport VFW Beer Garden and Hall…

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2015

Thanks to everyone who entered and participated in Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2015! We enjoyed a fantastic day of perfect…

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2014

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2014 The Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl is a unique homebrew contest held by HOPS! annually since…

Oktoberfest 2014

The 17th Annual HOPS! Oktoberfest Party took place on September 20th, 2014 in the Bridgeport VFW Beer Garden and Hall located…

Oktoberfest 2015

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The 18th annual HOPS! Oktoberfest celebration will take place on Saturday, September 19th at the Bridgeport VFW Beer Garden and Hall located at 3202 S. May Street in the Bridgeport Neighborhood of Chicago. Beer and food are included in the $40 cost of admission. This page will be updated with details as they come in, but…

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2015

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Thanks to everyone who entered and participated in Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2015! We enjoyed a fantastic day of perfect weather and some great beers in the outdoor farm area of The Plant! Though there wasn’t a bad beer in the bunch, only a few could win. Here are the results: People’s Choice Winners: 3rd…

Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015

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CCBW 2015 is almost upon us! What is Chicago Craft Beer Week? It’s a week–ok, more like 10 or 11 days–where we celebrate craft beer in Chicago. Kicked off by the Beer Under Glass event at Garfield Park Conservatory, the week features beer festivals, tastings, tap takeovers, meet-the-brewer events, craft beer specials, and more opportunities to enjoy…

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2014

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2014

The Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl is a unique homebrew contest held by HOPS! annually since 2012. 2014’s Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl was held at The Plant on Saturday, December 13th from 2-6pm. Proceeds from the event were donated to Plant Chicago, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The Plant 1400 W. 46th St. Chicago, IL 2014 Winners: 1st place BJCP: Brian Dombrowski…

Oktoberfest 2014

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The 17th Annual HOPS! Oktoberfest Party took place on September 20th, 2014 in the Bridgeport VFW Beer Garden and Hall located at 3202 S. May Street in the Bridgeport Neighborhood.    The Menu Food Appetizers: German Pretzels – Kim & Scott’s traditional Bavarian style pretzels Deviled eggs – Sheila and Bob McHale Kugelis – a traditional…

Beer Bus to Madison

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Bus will leave at 9am sharp from 1100 W 31st Street. This is near Aberdeen and May Streets. We should arrive at Next Door brewing right around noon and this will be the lunch stop. We will proceed from Next Door between 1:15 & 1:30, heading to Karben4. We should leave right around 2:30-2:45, heading to the new Ale Asylum. From…