Originally Posted by KDawg
craft beer week in chicago this year looks like it's gonna be miles better than last year. There's a bunch of events, but a cool one that I plan on going to is having a bunch of local stuff (and most it being special brews) on cask. Obviously since this is chicago, there'll be a lot of FFF as well. I plan on hitting up a couple of the jolly pumpkin specials too
Seattle Beer Week is going on right now, with a bunch of very cool events. Last Thursday was Back in Black Stout Fest at Brouwer's Cafe, with 40+ stouts on tap. My wife and I planned to stay for a couple of hours and try a couple of stouts each. We left after about six hours, having shared eight.
Boneyard (Oregon) Suge Knite -- 14%, but you'd never know it. Very, very smooth.
Evil Twin (Denmark) Imperial Biscotti -- a little sweet, but an impressive beer. My wife loved this one.
Stone Elijah Craig 2009 IRS -- This was probably my favorite of the day. Plenty of bourbon flavor in this.
Sour Fest is on Thursday ... that should be a little easier for the liver, since I think most of them are lower-octane than the big stouts.