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  • Post #121 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:03 pm
    Post #121 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:03 pm Post #121 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:03 pm
    Lagunitas Closing Chicago Brewery And Taproom After 10 Years

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/23 ... -10-years/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #122 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:11 pm
    Post #122 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:11 pm Post #122 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:11 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Lagunitas Closing Chicago Brewery And Taproom After 10 Years

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/23 ... -10-years/

    You beat me to it. This one never seemed to make much sense but I guess 10 years is a pretty respectable run in the world of beer.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #123 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:14 pm
    Post #123 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:14 pm Post #123 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:14 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:
    Lagunitas Closing Chicago Brewery And Taproom After 10 Years

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/23 ... -10-years/

    You beat me to it. This one never seemed to make much sense but I guess 10 years is a pretty respectable run in the world of beer.

    =R=

    Restaurants too.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #124 - May 28th, 2024, 3:19 pm
    Post #124 - May 28th, 2024, 3:19 pm Post #124 - May 28th, 2024, 3:19 pm
    Midwest Coast Brewing Adding 250-Seat Rooftop Taproom With Retractable Roof. The Near West Side brewery’s outdoor area, which offers views of the Downtown skyline, will open to the public in June.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/28 ... able-roof/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #125 - May 29th, 2024, 3:50 pm
    Post #125 - May 29th, 2024, 3:50 pm Post #125 - May 29th, 2024, 3:50 pm
    I have photographs taken of it last year. I may get around to posting them somewhere someday.
    But what its ceasing brewing means for LTHF is that I get to rage when Angelo Caputo puts its brands in its 'Support Local Craft Beers' flyer advert. :twisted:
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  • Post #126 - May 31st, 2024, 8:51 am
    Post #126 - May 31st, 2024, 8:51 am Post #126 - May 31st, 2024, 8:51 am
    AaronSinger wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:How can you trademark the name of a town? A name that other companies, including a local country club, utilizes? Pretty sure Geographic descriptors can’t be used as trademarks. This is a head scratcher unless they’re just trying to harass a small business.

    Ravinia is not the name of a town. As for the rest, there must be some merit or there wouldn't have been an agreement between the two parties in the first place. Ravinia Festival is hardly a bully. They're a not-for-profit organization that does a tremendous amount to support artists and their work.

    And don't forget that part of maintaining a trademark is vigorously protecting it. If that's not done, the trademark is at risk (e.g. landmark Xerox case). So, Ravinia Festival probably had little choice here but to defend. But my guess is that the brewing company's hosting live music in their space is the straw that broke the camel's back. That practice could easily lead to customer confusion. In the eyes of the law, that seems to matter.

    =R=


    In the eyes of the festival's lawyers, anyway. Will be curious to see the outcome.

    It's not like the brewery was hosting a music festival or any big acts in competition with the Ravinia Festival, the article said they would have like one person with a guitar in the brewery. And haven't had one in 2 years?

    Following a breakdown in settlement talks, the Ravinia Festival Association filed an amended complaint Wednesday against the Ravinia Brewing Company alleging trademark infringement over the use of the "Ravinia" name.

    The updated complaint in the federal lawsuit between the music festival and the microbrewery accuses the founders of the brewing company of starting their business with "the express purposes of taking advantage of the name recognition and good will of Ravinia [Festival Association]."

    https://patch.com/illinois/highlandpark ... ng-company
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #127 - July 2nd, 2024, 4:42 pm
    Post #127 - July 2nd, 2024, 4:42 pm Post #127 - July 2nd, 2024, 4:42 pm
    After an early January 2024 saw Elder Brewing close, leaving Joliet with Zero breweries, now the area takes another hit as Shorewood's Mad Hatchet is trying to sell, leaving the brewing business.

    https://patch.com/illinois/shorewood-il ... nouncement

    Was there about 2 weeks ago, and it had the "dead man walking" vibe. Use to love that place. There had been like 16 taps, and they were pretty creative with their beers.

    They had maybe 8 going, possibly 10 taps but a couple of those were Fools ciders and such.

    And not a single IPA. How many micro breweries that are trying to survive don't have at least 1 IPA? Will be sad to see it go. It was set back off 59 just enough to make it hidden, unfortunately.

    Will County Brewing just down the road is still thriving (one of Shorewoods few remaining) and just opened up a new location in Channahon.

    Need to get to Garage Band Brewing to keep that place here in Plainfield, with WerkForce and Khaos. Did try Fox Republic in Yorkville last week, situated right across parking lot from Crusade Burger Bar. Will be back to both soon.

    Use to be so much beer, so little time....kinda feels the opposite lately with the spate of closings and few openings....at least this far SouthWest.....
    Bill-Plainfield
  • Post #128 - July 3rd, 2024, 10:37 am
    Post #128 - July 3rd, 2024, 10:37 am Post #128 - July 3rd, 2024, 10:37 am
    We were at Nik and Ivy in Lockport over the weekend and was very impressed. Great vibe, there is a restaurant next door that deliver food. Live music occasionally and really good beer. Not too far from Joliet.
  • Post #129 - July 3rd, 2024, 11:56 am
    Post #129 - July 3rd, 2024, 11:56 am Post #129 - July 3rd, 2024, 11:56 am
    HonestMan wrote:We were at Nik and Ivy in Lockport over the weekend and was very impressed. Great vibe, there is a restaurant next door that deliver food. Live music occasionally and really good beer. Not too far from Joliet.


    Thanks, will check this out as Lockport is a few skips up Renwick (159th).
    Bill-Plainfield

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