The long-awaited first installment of Arcade Brewery’s “6 Pack Stories” will hit store shelves soon. Meet Festus Rotgut.
Introducing our newest feature, “Brand Awareness,” which updates you on new brands to Chicago and brand movement among distributors.
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
Shelton Brothers has penciled Chicago in for their annual Zwanze Day celebration. Does that mean they’ll return to the market soon?
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.
Behold, your 2014 Illinois Legislative Roundup. We keep tabs on the beverage industry bills moving through the statehouse, so you don’t have to.
This weeks look at Beer Politics stories from around the country looks at why the creativity of bartenders is being shackled in Idaho and the legislative agenda’s of other craft brewers guilds.
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.
John Barley, founder of Solemn Oath, recently added a new line to his business card: ICBG president. We talk about his plans for his reign.
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
A chat with the “Brewer’s Alderman;” Ameya Pawar of Chicago’s 47th Ward.
We talk all things malt with Erik May of Pilot Malt House in Middleville, Michigan.
IL September 2014 Beer Labels (14)View Post IL September 2014 Beer Labels (14)
IL August 2014 Beer Labels (33)View Post IL August 2014 Beer Labels (33)
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)
Review: Southern Tier WarlockView Post Review: Southern Tier Warlock
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?
Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Bloomington Brewing 10-Speed Hoppy WheatView Post Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Bloomington Brewing 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat
Conjuring the sense of crunching your way through leaf covered sidewalks, wearing a fleece, Short’s Autumn Ale is certainly a craft beer worth crossing the border for.
With days remaining til Fall Beer Freedom Day, we suggest hopping across the border into Michigan for Blackrocks Grand Rabbits — a dry hopped cream ale.
Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Fountain Square Hop For TeacherView Post Craft Beer to Cross the Border For: Fountain Square Hop For Teacher
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.