Behold, our South of 80 2015 Recap. We came, we saw, we drank great beers. (And a shot of Malort, naturally.)
IL May 2015 Beer LabelsView Post
Eight breweries, 24-beers, 21-different styles, no tickets — all under one roof.
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South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Brewers returns for a fourth year during Chicago Craft Beer Week and will include eight breweries and 24 beers.
A bill updating social media rules for brewers and distributors in Illinois is moving through the legislature — as are a few other bills.
Dark Lord Day 2015: We watched it via Twitter from the warmth of a living room. Here’s what we saw:
Every Dark Lord Day, we see it — would you pay hundreds of dollars for a bottle of sought-after beer?
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We bid farewell to the classics informing the lagers and pilsners of the world that some of our palates yearn for diversity and lots and lots of hops.
Want to back Indiana craft brewers in their plight for higher production caps but don’t have the energy? Just drink a Sun King Three Floyds Slacktivist.
Sometimes things live up to their expectations, other times, they miss the mark by a wide margin. Dark Horse Rain in Blood is the latter.
Cross the border into Wisconsin to seek out Sand Creek Barrel-Aged Wild Ride IPA, “a hefty IPA with a firm malt bill and an even firmer bitterness.”
We were kindly provided a bottle of Forbidden Root’s Heavy Petal to give the once-over to. Here’s what we found:
With notes of fresh fruit, molasses and mint a five-year old pour of Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine is one to be savored.
We chronicle the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 9,000 — the second-to-last in the batch series.
Boulevard The Sixth Glass: it’s really good fresh but it’s even better after a few years in the cellar.
We’ve sampled Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout across a five year vertical and six years in the cellar. Which will be our favorite?
We take a New Glarus Barleywine for a spin through the cellar.
Find out why we call an aged bottle of Goose Island Night Stalker, “Rich, flavorful and downright awesome.”