Don't Fear Your Beer with Lakeshore Beverage

Main Bar

I recently stopped by Lakeshore Beverage for the Don't Fear Your Beer Event with the Windy City Blogger Collective

Lakeshore Beverage is a Chicago Distributor of craft breweries and cideries from around the world. They host fun and unique events within their space and they work with writers on educational pieces about beer and the industry. It's a vast topic and there's always more to learn!


Don't Fear Your Beer was held in their huge event space (perfect for corporate events and Christmas parties). It's a large room with a well-appointed bar in the center. Beautiful light fixtures, high ceilings,  and a fireplace round out the space. The possibilities for entertaining there are endless!

We were greeted with an assortment of light bites as well as a selection of beers to choose from. Lakeshore Beverage has a large menu of high-quality beer, both on tap and in the bottle. Their portfolio includes Goose Island, Brewery Ommegang, Founders Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, and Moody Tongue Brewery, among many others.

Chris Pouring a Glass of Sophie

During the initial meet and greet, I met Matt, the Digital Marketing Manager for Lakeshore Beverage. Matt is friendly, informative, and he helped me find a beer I would enjoy drinking on a regular basis (finally!) made by Goose Island. Known as the gateway beer for wine drinkers, Sofie was everything I ever wanted. BIG WIN!

Beer Samples

After a brief happy hour, we were taken into a classroom for an in depth discussion and tasting of a few of Lakeshore Beverage's brews. Matt handed out samples and introduced our presenter.

That's when we first met, Chris:

Chris is a beer expert and he's been in the business of buying beer for a while. His presentation began with a brief tutorial on how to taste beer and then went forward into a tasting of many different kinds of beer and along with a lively Q&A. We were having so much fun learning about beer from Chris that the presentation ended up going way overtime. His passion for a good brew and his vast experience tasting and buying beers makes Lakeshore Beverage an asset for anyone to work with. I learned so much during the presentation and he was so fun to talk to that we were all a little sad when the presentation came to an end. 


I highly recommend stopping into Lakeshore Beverage for a tasty brew or consider renting their space for an event. Their passion for great beer and the beauty of their space makes them the perfect spot for your next party. 


xo Katie