I love my bike(s). I love beer. Both of these passions work best when you share them with others. Bike tours are an easy and fun way to meet new people and explore the city. I partner with Brew Camp, the best, friendliest, and educating-est homebrew shop in Chicago.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 – first tour of 2012!!! We’ll start at Brew Camp, and we’ll end with tasting of several beers from 4 Paws Brewing. Grab your bike and bring your taste buds! GET TICKETS.(via Bike Tours |)

I love my bike(s). I love beer. Both of these passions work best when you share them with others. Bike tours are an easy and fun way to meet new people and explore the city. I partner with Brew Camp, the best, friendliest, and educating-est homebrew shop in Chicago.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 – first tour of 2012!!! We’ll start at Brew Camp, and we’ll end with tasting of several beers from 4 Paws Brewing. Grab your bike and bring your taste buds! GET TICKETS.(via Bike Tours |)

A week ago we brewed a hoppy red ale.  Please help us name that sucker!

Updated girl in the moon?

Updated girl in the moon?

Tags: high life beer

So excited for this.  It is going to be infinitely better than pub crawls and drunk busses around Wrigleyville!

So excited for this.  It is going to be infinitely better than pub crawls and drunk busses around Wrigleyville!

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Patrick and Kate Kasch, a couple of self-professed beer lovers, couldn’t agree more. “You come as strangers and you meet a bunch of friends you’ll never see again,” said Kate. “It’s a great thing to bond over.”

The pair gave the organizers thumbs up for a well-ordered evening–”We’ve been to some disastrous first-time events”–and the choice of venue. “I’ve never been in this space before,” Patrick said of DANK. “It’s fun to walk around.”

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Craft Beer Lovers Warm Up to Winter Brew | The Center Square Journal

Kate and I were quoted in The Center Square Journal

This is great news.  As I have just relocated to Logan Square I am very excited for a beer serving movie theatre closer to home than The New 400 in Rogers Park.

This is great news.  As I have just relocated to Logan Square I am very excited for a beer serving movie theatre closer to home than The New 400 in Rogers Park.

About 4 months ago when the sun was shining and I was still wearing short sleeve shirts with regularity, Living Social posted a deal for Shooting and Drinking.  You had me at Shooting.  and Drinking.  Fast forward to Saturday 1/14/12 and the day had finally arrived.  

We met in RiverNorth and hopped on the bus to Michigan.  We went shooting first (much safer option) We each shot a 9mm handgun, an AK47 and a Tommy Gun.  The shooting portion of the trip definitely kicked a lot of ass.  Charlotte was our winner being the most accurate with the 9mm handgun.  Kate liked the AK47 a bit much, which I think freaked all of us out.

After the shooting was all wrapped up on to the Round Barn Winery Distillery and Brewery.  Included in the price of the trip was a pint glass or stemless wine glass as well as 8 tokens good for alcohol samples!  I used all of my samples on the beer which was ok (some much better than others but the things we got to try are below and the ones I thought were better have been bolded)

Barodinger

Kolsch

Bob’s Your Uncle

Amber Ale

Harvest Ale

Brown Rye

Cocoa Stout

Oak-Aged IPA

Even though I was out of tokens I had to try their bourbon.  Glad I did, I think it ended up being the best thing that I tried on the trip.

 

After the tasting we grabbed a growler of the Oak-Aged IPA and went back to the bus for a drunken return trip to Chicago.  

I really have to give Living Social some credit for this event.  GREAT IDEA!  

Finch’s has chosen their winner.  I can’t wait to be able to grab a 4pack of this.(via Threadless graphic t-shirt designs; cool & funny t-shirts weekly! Tees designed by the community.)

Finch’s has chosen their winner.  I can’t wait to be able to grab a 4pack of this.(via Threadless graphic t-shirt designs; cool & funny t-shirts weekly! Tees designed by the community.)

I just bought tickets for my wife and I.  Who else is going?(via Lincoln Square: Lincoln Square to host beer festival - chicagotribune.com)

I just bought tickets for my wife and I.  Who else is going?(via Lincoln Square: Lincoln Square to host beer festival - chicagotribune.com)