As we approach Spring (or so says the calendar), we’ve started hearing more about what the warmer days ahead hold for us beer lovers. We’ll soon start getting the details for CCBW 2015, but before we get to that, there’s one really big event that dominates the craft calendar.

In this week’s Hoplinks, Dark days are ahead, Obama drinks some Chicago beer, people drink sours, and there are still Stones left unturned in Virginia. Let us know what else we should read in the comments!

MUNSTER, IN – Three Floyds has updated their site with the latest info for Dark Lord Day 2015. Tickets for entrance to the world renowned event typically go on sale the day around St. Patrick’s Day and will cost $40.

PULLMAN, CHICAGO – Local news outlet Fox 32 stopped by the historic South Side neighborhood of Pullman to check in with Argus Brewery. Their visit follows a visit from President Obama who took home four cases of their Presidential Lager.

CHICAGO, IL – Looking to make a beer run but don’t want to put on pants? GrubHub has joined the list of companies that will bring beer to your door, now offering fresh growlers from Goose Island Clybourn.

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The folks at Lakeshore Beverage took a trip south to visit their account at Upland Brewing in Indiana. The trip included an awesome looking sour tasting and tour of the production facility by Patrick Lynch, Upland’s brewer who we interviewed back in 2013.

RICHMOND, VA – The previously rock solid plans for Stone’s east coast production facility are now in doubt as a pivotal counsel vote is set for Monday. The restaurant portion of the brewery has come under scrutiny from other area restaurant owners who object to using public resources to help build a competitor.

Image of Upland’s barrel room by Mike Donk with Brew Bokah.