Food GPS Teaser – Goose Island & Chicago

Goose Island made two stops earlier this month in Los Angeles and I will tell you about what went down at Beer Belly tomorrow on Food GPS but to return the Windy City favor, here are some beer and touristy spots to visit…..

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1. Goose Island Brewing Co.
2. Revolution Brewing
3. Binny’s Beverage Depot
4. Half Acre Tap Room
5. Garrett Popcorn Shops
6. Wicker Park
7. Millennium Park
8. Willis Tower
9. Wrigley Field
10. Hopleaf
11. Map Room
12. Metropolitan Brewing
13. Richard J. Daley Center – Picasso
14. The Second City, Inc
15. Steppenwolf Theatre
16. Finch’s Beer Co

Food GPS Teaser – Haven x2

Since the Food GPS post about the Haven Collective is broken up into two parts about the brewery and the semi-new Provisions Market.  So is this teaser post, photo edition.

part 1

The patio entrance to the Provisions Market
The patio entrance to the Provisions Market
Beer Selection – Pa
Beer Selection - Part 1
Beer Selection – part 1
Beer Selection - part 2
Beer Selection – part 2

part 2

Wil with the intro to Brian Thorson.
Wil with the intro to Brian Thorson.
Disco Pants
Disco Pants


Brian talking about the current Haven beer line-up
Brian talking about the current Haven beer line-up



Food GPS Teaser – New in NorCal

Tomorrow morning over at Food GPS, a companion piece to my Central Coast post from a couple weeks back.


What breweries in Northern California are must visits for you?

Is it Russian River or Moonlight?

Sierra Nevada’s massive complex in Chico?

Or do you have some other small spot that needs a light shone upon it?

Let me know below…..

Food GPS Teaser – Firestone-Walker Invitational


If you haven’t figured out that you should buy tickets for the 2014 edition, then tomorrow’s Food GPS column about the individual beers surely will.

But here is my list of beers that I wish I had sampled but did not:

Three Floyds – Dreadnaught IPA

Sun King – Batch 777 tripel

Pizza Port – Beer Hunter Belgian golden collaboration with Automatic Brewing

Odell – Loose Leaf hoppy session

Cigar City – Invasion pale ale

Braufactum – Colonia Kolsch

Avery – Hand of Buddha

Just not enough drinking time.



Food GPS Teaser – Summer Camp w/Sean


Earlier in May, I gave a somewhat subtle hint about an event in the works with Beer Belly.  And as we get closer to the event on June 9th and the beer list gets tightened up, I will broadcast what will be pouring but tomorrow over on Food GPS, I will give a little rationale behind why I am focusing on the “lighter” side of beer.

First is another reason (aside from beer) that should encourage you to come out to Beer Belly and talk with me and other beer lovers.

I will be raffling off a pair of prizes to those who surrender their e-mail address to me.  I will pick winners a couple days (of recovery) from the event.  So if you love being in the running for craft beer swag then come on down.

One beer that I really hope I get is Pivo Pils from Firestone-Walker.  A light beer with a Saphhir hop bite to it.  But if you can’t wait then you have two Firestone events where you might be able to grab a pint before June 9th…..

Tonight – May 29th Firestone is doing a trivia/BBQ night at Kings Row featuring Parabola and Sucaba. Night starts at 6pm trivia starts at 630pm. Prizes will be given out to the top 3 teams of 4.

and then on May 30th. Firestone pint night at West 4th and jane….featuring Solace for the summer release. Keep the glass while supplies last.

FoodGPS Teaser – Bloggers at Firestone

Thanks to the largesse of the folks at Firestone-Walker, our humble band of L.A. Beer Bloggers caught a bus at Union Station early on a Saturday morning and made the trek to Paso Robles to partake in the beer culture created by David Walker, Matt Brynildson and the rest of the F-W crew.

I will use words in tomorrow’s FoodGPS post to paint a summarized picture of the weekend, but here are the final set of photos from that epic journey….

They seem to have won a "few" awards

Brewer Dustin Kral at the DBA tap

A flight at Barrelworks.

Would you like some rare bottles?