Adult Beverages

  • Apricots & Hops = Beer of the Week

      I realize most craft brew fans look to places like Portland and Colorado (even Chicago) for new flavors and cutting-edge brewers. But don’t forget...

  • Beer of the Week Hails From Western Suburbs

      The Two Brothers Brewery in west suburban Warrenville (we’re talking pretty far west of Chicago) has been producing award-winning beers for many years now....

  • WhiskeyFest Hits Town

    Tickets to Chicago’s WhiskeyFest may be sold out tonight, but there’s still a lot in store for whiskey fans around Chicago this weekend.   Delilah’s has had...

  • Beer of the Week: Houblon Chouffe

      After a few weeks of featuring American beers, it seems like Michael is now really getting in touch with his Belgian groove (The Hopleaf...

  • Top 5 Cocktail Lounges in Chicago

    Just about every new restaurant (of note) opening in Chicago has an all-star cocktail list. Sometimes, they’ll employ a guy like Adam Seger or Paul...

  • Beer of the Week: Le Merle

      Belgian Saisons are as popular as Pinterest these days (at least among beer geeks), so it’s no surprise that Le Merle – a product...

  • How To Make A Weston

    You could say Benjamin Schiller is a “spirited” man. His job kind of requires him to be. As the Bartender/Chief Cocktail Guy at Boka, he’s...

  • How To Make A Blackberry Diablo

    Johnny Costello is in a gin mood lately. The self-described “Bar Man” at GT Fish & Oyster is talking about Nolet, a gin I had...

  • Beer of the Week: Omer

      This week, The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper looks to Belgium, for a unique, sparkling blond ale that’s only been on the market for a couple...

  • How To Make A Bengali Gem

      I have to admit, I’ve never been a big gin fan. I can definitely trace it to too many years of ordering gin &...

  • Beer of the Week: La Roja

      Flemish. Dexter. Pumpkin. Three words you wouldn’t typically associate with great beer, but this week, The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper is looking to his native...