A former co-worker of mine who had previously lived in New York used to complain that Chicagoans spend most of their time hanging out in bars, drinking beer.
And what, pray tell, is wrong with that?
As if we needed added incentive, along comes Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 19-27, to further encourage our tendency to imbibe.
Readers will recognize a number of familiar names among the celebrants.
City Provisions (1818 W. Wilson) and Half Acre (4257 N. Lincoln) will be on hand for the opening night kickoff, Beer Under Glass, at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Think of it as a cross between a gala and a kegger.
Half Acre has also brewed up collaborations with Three Floyds and Revolution Brewing, which is hosting the closing event, and organized the Half Acre Hike for May 25. The hike starts with a tour of the brewery and then winds its way to Hopleaf, Acre restaurant and Fountainhead.
Check out our post over on our sister site Roscoe View Journal for more information on Craft Beer Week events.