SweetWater Brewing is expanding to Chicago via Lakeshore Beverage. The Atlanta, GA brewer’s beers will be arriving in the spring of 2015.
A Planned Brewpub and Cider House in Chicago Faces HurdlesView Post
Steve road trips north to sample Wisconsin’s wares at the third annual Black Friday Beerfest.
Pairings with turkey, stuffing and cranberry? Easy. Thanksgiving craft beer recommendations to pair with your relatives? Not so simple.
A Guide to the Goose Island Black Friday Bourbon County Stout 2014 Official ReleaseView Post
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.
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Tasting Notes: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2014View Post
You’d think an amber ale aged with vanilla beans and aged in bourbon barrels might be a hot mess. Flat 12 Bierwerks Moustache Ride Red is anything but.
What happens when a pumpkin beer skeptic samples Central Waters Headless Heron, a barrel-aged scotch ale?
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.