Once again – Chicago Craft Beer Week is upon us. The first events started yesterday which of course means that I am nursing a pretty gnarly hangover today and it’s unlikely to end until next weekend. Wonderful.
There’s no shortages of beards in the craft beer world (except for Penrose.. those guys are blowing it) so rather than pick a single person, we’ll just work with a brewery that features more than their fair share of bearded men. Solemn Oath (Matt Offerman pictured) got their first start in 2012 during Craft Beer Week and has quickly grown into one of my favorite breweries in the Chicago area. Their focus is mainly on Belgian inspired or hop forward ales but it doesn’t mean they can’t play around with other styles. The Dry Irish Stout I had the other night at Bangers & Lace is actually one of my favorite of theirs. Solemn Oath mainly focuses on draft beers but over the past year has begun to release bombers of certain styles with a canning line soon to be operational. Keep your eyes out for these beers, they’ll be everywhere soon.
And if anyone wants to ask one of their owners, Joe, how the Kings’ golf games are these days, his twitter handle is @solemnjoe.