We’re pulling back the curtain on the Illinois Homebrew Alliance to go in depth on how they negotiated changes to Illinois’ homebrew laws.
A FoBAB 2014 in bullet points: Our trek to the first Friday night session of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers found us plenty to enjoy.
Drinking Well, Drinking Local at the First Annual Munster Ale FestView Post
Shelton Brothers has a new Chicago distributor and retailers have begun receiving shipments from the importer via MSV Distribution.
We’ve distilled the GABF 2014 Awards down to Midwestern breweries for you. All hail the Great Lakes area.
Illinois Breweries, Distributor win big at the 2014 GABFView Post
We’ve made the trek to the Mile High city and survived the 1st night of GABF 2014. Here’s our first take as event rookies.
Two words: Schlafly, Chicago. The St. Louis brewers beers will be here soon and we’ve got the skinny on what beers are coming, when and who’s distributing them.
The long-awaited first installment of Arcade Brewery’s “6 Pack Stories” will hit store shelves soon. Meet Festus Rotgut.
IL November 2014 Beer Labels (26)View Post
IL October 2014 Beer Labels (18)View Post
IL September 2014 Beer Labels (15)View Post
IL August 2014 Beer Labels (33)View Post
IL July 2014 Beer Labels (19)View Post
IL June 2014 Beer Labels (23)View Post
IL May 2014 Beer Labels (22)View Post
IL April 2014 Beer Labels (22)View Post
IL March 2014 Beer Labels (17)View Post
IL February 2014 Beer Labels (15)View Post
Adventures in CellarSitting Review: Bell’s Special Double Cream StoutView Post
We crack in to a four-year-old bottle of Founders Nemesis 2010 and find a beer that has transformed from smooth and syrupy to earthy and hearty.
We’ve sampled Stone Imperial Russian Stout after 1 year in the cellar, over a 5 year vertical and after 6 years in the cellar. Which will be our favorite?
From The Cellar: New Glarus Unplugged AbtView Post
Follow your nose into Indiana or Michigan for Hippy Smell, a collaborative beer from Figure Eight Brewing in Valparaiso and Tapistry Brewing in Bridgman.
Think all Oktobefests are created equal? Then you haven’t tried Karben4 Oaktober Ale.
Review: Southern Tier WarlockView Post
Our Beers of Summer 2014, or What we drank on our Summer Vacation.
Does a bottle of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA — the “holy grail of IPA’s” — hold up to five years in the cellar?