Shelton Brothers has penciled Chicago in for their annual Zwanze Day celebration. Does that mean they’ll return to the market soon?
Metro’s Krankshaft Kolsch, Craft Beer as a Whole, a Hit at the Illinois State FairView Post Metro’s Krankshaft Kolsch, Craft Beer as a Whole, a Hit at the Illinois State Fair
Illinois wine is making Illinois craft beer more accessible at this year’s State Fair. Wait, what?
Why Does Craft Beer Suddenly Seem to Have a Problem With Women, And Other Thoughts About an Awful LabelView Post Why Does Craft Beer Suddenly Seem to Have a Problem With Women?
Beer store shelves have been devoid of Shelton Brothers beers for months. And no one really knows why.
We like craft beer. But as Chicagoans, we also have a soft spot in our heart for Old Style. Let’s learn a little more about it.
Fall Beer Freedom Day 2014: The Pumking-eningView Post Fall Beer Freedom Day 2014: The Pumking-ening
Despite finding a location for a brewpub, plans for a Schlafly Chicago Tap Room have been put on hold indefinitely.
Just in time for the dog days of summer, Lazy Magnolia is bringing its liquid southern charm to Illinois.
On this Memorial Day, we Salute Veteran Beer CompanyView Post On this Memorial Day, we Salute Veteran Beer Company
Brewpub Rule Off the ILCC Docket (Again) This WeekView Post Brewpub Rule Off the ILCC Docket (Again) This Week
This week’s installment of our Beer Politics National Roundup looks at the liquor license migration into Ann Arbor, Michigan and provides an update on the Small BREW Act.
This installment of our Beer Politics National Roundup highlights Utah’s “Mr Liquor” and the incentives Richmond, Virginia is cobbling together to land a second brewery from Stone.
Beer Politics National Roundup; July 28-Aug 3View Post Beer Politics National Roundup; July 28-Aug 3
We expand on our coverage of Illinois Beer Politics to look at liquor law changes made by other state’s, craft beer-friendly or otherwise.
A proposed brewpub rule change that could be detrimental to some Illinois brewers is heard before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
IL Governor Signs Craft Brewer Production Cap Bill in to LawView Post IL Governor Signs Craft Brewer Production Cap Bill in to Law
The production cap for craft brewers in Illinois will be doubled under legislation that has passed the Illinois House and Senate.
A bill impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois has cleared another hurdle after the legislation was approved, unanimously, by the IL Senate.
Michigan Growler Legislation Passes Senate ***UPDATED***View Post Michigan Growler Legislation Passes Senate ***UPDATED***
Makers: A Q&A With Ale Syndicate’s Jesse EvansView Post Makers: A Q&A With Ale Syndicate’s Jesse Evans
In our Makers series, we sit down with Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois President Bob Myers to talk growlers, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and the ever-evolving policy changes in Springfield.
We chat with Omega Yeast Labs Owner Lance Shaner to get the skinny on his new hybrid yeast strain, the first of its kind.
An Exit Interview With ABDI President Bill Olson: Part 2View Post An Exit Interview With ABDI President Bill Olson: Part 2
We get unfettered access to Bill Olson, outgoing president of the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, one of the most influential lobbies under the statehouse dome.
The Publican has been around for nearly 5 years, but few people have interviewed this hallowed restaurant’s Beer Director. We rectify that with this Q&A.
A Q&A with New Fountainhead Executive Chef Cleetus FriedmanView Post A Q&A with New Fountainhead Executive Chef Cleetus Friedman
We talk a lot about beer politics here, but we don’t seem to discuss the politicians who influence our beer very much. I’ve been interested in why Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center and the 47th ward seems to be the destination for new breweries, tap rooms, and distilleries like Begyle, Spiteful, Letherbee, the Half Acre taproom, stores like Bottles & …
We here at GuysDrinkingBeer love to trumpet our local breweries; particularly those operating on small scales. But what about the people behind the beer? Or perhaps, more accurately, the people behind the ingredients in the beer? Meet Erik May. He’s one of those people. Erik owns Pilot Malt House, a not-even-year-old company based in Middleville, Michigan – which is south …
South Bend’s Four Horsemen Brewing Company Rides Into ChicagoView Post South Bend’s Four Horsemen Brewing Company Rides Into Chicago
IL August 2014 Beer Labels (12)View Post IL August 2014 Beer Labels (12)
IL July 2014 Beer Labels (19)View Post IL July 2014 Beer Labels (19)
IL June 2014 Beer Labels (23)View Post IL June 2014 Beer Labels (23)
IL May 2014 Beer Labels (22)View Post IL May 2014 Beer Labels (22)
IL April 2014 Beer Labels (22)View Post IL April 2014 Beer Labels (22)
IL March 2014 Beer Labels (17)View Post IL March 2014 Beer Labels (17)
IL February 2014 Beer Labels (15)View Post IL February 2014 Beer Labels (15)
IL January 2014 Beer Labels (26)View Post IL January 2014 Beer Labels (26)
IL December 2013 Beer Labels (19)View Post IL December 2013 Beer Labels (19)
IL November 2013 Beer Labels (11)View Post IL November 2013 Beer Labels (11)
Throw out any preconceived notions of New Glarus or double IPA’s because New Glarus Scream shatters them all.
Triton Brewing Railsplitter IPA is the latest to be highlighted in our weekly feature Craft Beer to Cross the Border For.
Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Lucette Brewing Ride AgainView Post Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Lucette Brewing Ride Again
The first installment of our new, weekly feature “Craft Beer to Cross the Border for” highlights Hunter from 18th Street Brewery in Gary, Indiana.
It’s like candid camera but with really good beer. We crack open a case worth of Stone beers from varying years for a pop-up vertical tasting.
Review: Short’s CinnabillyView Post Review: Short’s Cinnabilly
Amstel Radler reviewed, along with some Dutch that we don’t understand.
Berghoff has stepped out of its perceived comfort zone to brew a Oak-Aged Stock Ale; a high gravity ale, fermented with toasted oak.
Running the Gamut With Perennial Artisan AlesView Post Running the Gamut With Perennial Artisan Ales
It is rare you find a beer that promises marshmallow flavors and delivers on them. But Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia does just that. And more.