Saturday’s Day & Night of the Living Ales was one scarily awesome-sounding slugfest we couldn’t pass up. And apparently, neither could you: Both the afternoon and the evening installment of the Chicago Beer Society’s fifth annual ode to cask-conditioned ales sold out. Folks came, saw, and sipped some 40 varieties of regional ales at Goose Island Wrigleyville before voting last year’s winner, Surly Brewing’s Tea Bagged Furious, back in as the 2009 Champion Real Ale of Chicagoland.

Photography: Megan Dodge