This week sees Revolution hosting a "This Crazy Winter" campaign to collect winter gear and canned food for the homeless, with the reward to donors of Revolution swag and draft specials. The first few such events are listed here, while the campaign across Revolution's distribution area is described at their web page. Meantime, will the long-in-the-works Eris Brewery and Cider House finally open this week at 4240 W. Irving Park?
While Hopslam season continues, we are firing up the calendar of beer fests in and near Chicago. Geek stuff: I've made another slight tweak to the sorta app the serves up my event listing. Now, if the event is taking place at more than one address, you'll see a little globe emoji after each address. Click them to open a Google Map of the referenced location. You can see that in action in the Pollyanna event on Friday's listing.
I've got more beers that have been sent to me by the brewer for comment, so let's get to it. Lagunitas Brewing Co. has dropped me a can of Sumpin' Easy, a new year-round canned release. It's an American Pale Ale, with a touch of wheat in its malt, and Ekuanot hops, a fruity hop formerly named Equinox, with 5.7% abv. There is a big fruity smell as the can is popped, with cantaloupe up front, and papaya plus pine resin in there from behind.
Crew, just sat up to “help” son with math homework… solving equations (graphing) that I never did in the time of the dinosaurs. That weasel has been hiding his mad math (& chemistry) skillz from us! But now worn out & hitting the bunk. LLAP #allstartrek
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