Best websites for Chicago beer snobs
There's a lot of beer enthusiasm online. Here's a list of sites that cater to both Chicago beer lovers and your general brew enthusiasts, from the just-happy-to-have-beer types to the dead-serious connoisseurs and brewers.
The Modern Drunkard
While wine snobs have blighted the earth for thousands of years, beer snobbery is a relatively young art. Shameless and irreverant, all snobs alike can unite here.
Chicago Beer Society
The Chicago Beer Society, founded in 1977 as a nonprofit educational association, claims to be a "respected beer organization." While it would be a hard claim for us to make with a stright face, they really seem to mean it.
Great Lakes Brewing News
A great reference site that celebrates regional brews of the mid-west. The calendar features Midwestern beer events, like Detroit's upcoming Wheat Beer Week.
Beer Advocate has one simple motto: "Respect beer." Keep up with all upcoming events and news and subscribe to the magazine in print or online to stay afloat.
All About Beer Magazine
Self-explanatory yet very in-depth, all you need to know about beer—and also why you should know. Knowledge is power.
The Brew Bros.
This page has brewery reviews, a glossary of terms, links and beer study guides. Brew Bros. is your basic Beer 101 pre-requisite. Essential.
Chicago Beer Enthusiast
A blog devoted to the artistry of all things Chicago Craft Beer. You'll find news on the top local brews, brewery tours and beer tastings, plus musings about Chicago's craft beer movement.
Drinking & Writing
The Drinking & Writing organization exists to "explore the connection between creativity and alcohol." They have a radio show!
Long considered the Chicago Beer, Goose Island is the grandfather of local breweries. We like their website's "Beerfinder" page, where you can type in your zip code and it show you locations to find beer. Brilliant.