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Liffey at Murphy’s Bleachers

Posted on November 24, 2016

I took a break from writing and drinking on the Saturday after the Cubs won the World Series to visit Murphy’s Bleachers, across from Wrigley Field, where I did a little writing and some drinking. Here’s a few pics from that day. More Dodgy stuff coming soon.


It’s Spring, It’s Chicago, It’s Beer

Posted on May 21, 2016

Just a few beers The Dodgy has been drinking this spring while working on book.


Big Easy IPA from Abita

The Big Easy IPA from Abita Brewing in New Orleans. Drinking this reminded me of my last trip to New Orleans and meeting musician Davis Rogan and actor James DuMont, both from the HBO David Simon series “Treme.” DuMont is coming to Chicago in June and we’re supposed to hook up for a few pints. Cheers.


Aleister American IPA (I think) at Haymarket Brewery

Spent a recent warm spring day in Chicago at Haymarket Brewing in the west loop. I believe this is the Aleister American IPA. Why the shitty memory? Let’s just say I was with a lovely freelance journalist who looked like Greta Gerwig and things got dodgy after we left. I do remember giving her a piggy back ride down Halsted. Good day, good girl, good beer.



Devil’s Pride at Route 2 Brews

For this one I left the confines of Bucktown and traveled south to a newer brewery in Lowell, Indiana. Devil’s Pride IPA is a strong fucker, but delicious. This place has some interestingly named beers. One is Leg Spreader, which the painting on the wall to the right of the beer depicts. It features a woman with her legs spread holding a beer down there. They also have an IPA called Munkey Junk.


The Lonely Piano

Posted on August 15, 2015

I took a bike ride along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, starting at it’s end (or beginning) at the South Shore Cultural Center at 71st Street. The South Side. Little known beaches with people of all races and cultures, cool architecture and this:

A lonely piano at  63rd Street Beach. 

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