Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 29-May 1

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 29-May 1

General Sherman adorns the revenue stamp for a half barrel of beer.

We have some more comings and goings to report this weekend:

I didn’t get the information in time to post it on the schedule, but Knack Brewing & Fermentations held their grand opening last weekend in south Kankakee. Owners Matt and Emily Strysik, with their crew, served 755 beers over their first weekend, according to the Daily Journal. Welcome these new brewers at 789 S. McMullen Ave., Kankakee, where they say they’ll specialize in “pale ale, lager, saison, and hop bombs.” The new brewery is only the second to open in the Kankakee area after BrickStone.

Also, Scorched Earth Brewing Co. of Algonquin has been sold. Founders Mike and Jen Dallas announced on the brewery’s Facebook page that they were turning over operations to Greg Doyen, a Lake County entrepreneur. Current indications are that the brewery and taproom will continue as normal, while looking for areas in which to expand the Scorched Earth brand.

Friday, April 29

Saturday, April 30

Sunday, May 1


Welcome to ChicagoNow.

our bloggers,

post comments, or

pitch your blog idea.

Subscribe by Email

Fresh Beer Events, occasional bacon, but always spam free, opt out any time.

Meet The Blogger

Mark McDermott

Writer, trivia maven, fan of many things. I thought to learn all there is to know about beer as a way to stay interested in learning. It is my pleasure to bring Chicago’s craft beer scene to you.

Latest of over 3,700 RateBeer reviews since 2003:

More Events, blogs and podcasts

Recent posts

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 29-May 1 »

Mark McDermott on The Beeronaut
Posted today at 11:33 pm

Chicago Week in Beer, April 25-28 »

Mark McDermott on The Beeronaut
Posted April 24, 2022 at 12:15 am

Box of Chocolates 2022 Collaboration Beer Review »

Mark McDermott on The Beeronaut
Posted April 21, 2022 at 11:52 pm

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 22-24 »

Mark McDermott on The Beeronaut
Posted April 20, 2022 at 11:31 pm

Chicago’s Week in Beer, April 18-21 »

Mark McDermott on The Beeronaut
Posted April 17, 2022 at 1:23 am


Beer Calendar (803)
Beer Review (325)
Beer News (79)
Beer Business (78)
Beer Festivals (60)
Popular Beers Available in Chicago (37)
Beer Pairing (20)
Beer Competition (18)
Miscellaneous (15)
Brewpub/Bar Review (9)


Bourbon County Stout (164)
Beer review (86)
Oktoberfest (72)
Lagunitas (55)
Goose Island (54)
Craft Beer Review (41)
Revolution Brewing (35)
Kentucky Breakfast Stout (35)
Two Brothers (33)
COVID-19 (31)


The Beeronaut’s favorite blogs

A POV on Chicago’s Beer world
My 3,400+ beers reviewed at
Since 2003, I’ve tracked every new beer I’ve had here!
Good Beer Hunting
The überbiersite, with news, podcasts, and movies!
Guys Drinking Beer
Chicago beer guys with news and reviews.

Read these ChicagoNow blogs

Cubs Den

Chicago Cubs news and comprehensive blog, featuring old school baseball writing combined with the latest statistical trends

Pets in need of homes

Pets available for adoption in the Chicago area


It’s like the couch potato version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

About ChicagoNow



Recent posts RSS

Privacy policy (Updated)

Comment policy

Terms of service

Chicago Tribune Archives

Do not sell my personal info

©2022 CTMG – A Chicago Tribune website –
Crafted by the News Apps team

Read More

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.