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…

Beer Bus to Madison

Bus will leave at 9am sharp from 1100 W 31st Street. This is near Aberdeen and May Streets. We should arrive at…

Oktoberfest 2013

HOPS! 16th Annual Oktoberfest Party The 16th Annual HOPS! Oktoberfest Party will take place on September 21st, 2013 in the…

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 will be held at The Plant on Saturday, December 13th from 2-6pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Plant Chicago, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The Plant 1400 W. 46th St. Chicago, IL 2013 Winners:…

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…

Oktoberfest 2013

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HOPS! 16th Annual Oktoberfest Party The 16th Annual HOPS! Oktoberfest Party will take place on September 21st, 2013 in the Bridgeport VFW Beer Garden and Hall located at 3202 S. May Street in the Bridgeport Neighborhood. You can expect to experience around 60 different craft and homebrew beers. German food including but not limited to…

Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl 2013

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The second annual Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl was another smash, with the winning 1st place BJCP beer brewed at Horse Thief Hollow in Beverly!   2013 Winners: 1st place BJCP: Harvester of Summer, by Brian Bernsee and Doug Trybula 2nd place BJCP: Harry Patersbier, by Erik Pizer 3rd place BJCP: Al’s Cerveza, by Alfredo Diaz 1st place People’s…

Oktoberfest 2012

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HOPS! will continue in our tradition and celebrate HOPS! Oktoberfest 2012, with beer, brats, and good times. Saturday, September 22 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. VFW Post 5079 in Bridgeport, 3202 S. May Street Get your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets! Beer and Cider (Organized by Beer Judge Certification Program Style) 2B. Bohemian Pilsener Speakerwagon Pilsener. Haymarket Pub…