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.
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Ben pens his love for Hefeweizen’s, and classic beer styles in general, some of which are afterthoughts in a world of session IPA’s and barrel-aged stouts.
Missed out on DLD tickets but still want to drink beer on April 25? We’ve got you covered at Beer 3up.
Two years ago, we decided Lincoln Avenue was the best street for quality drinking in Chicago. Does it retain its status in 2014?
Happy birthday to us. We went live on April 1, 2010, and today we turn five. Hooray?
For the third year in a row GDB has been nominated for a SAVEUR best blog award, singling it out as one of the nation’s best beer websites.
Craft beer legislation could be introduced in the coming weeks to make comprehensive changes to the laws governing brewers in Illinois.
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.
Is Goose Island Wrigleyville opening for the 2015 season? The Magic 8-Ball says “All Signs Point to Yes.”
One of the most recognizable figures in Illinois craft beer is heading to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to pass the Small BREW Act.
Distributors and brewers could use social media to promote tap takeovers and beer dinners under a bill introduced in the IL House. Right now that’s a no-no.
The new Goose Island taproom is almost ready for prime time. Here’s what to expect.
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The largest Bud distributor in IL is getting bigger. Lakeshore Beverage has acquired Central Beverage and a portfolio that includes PBR, Bell’s and Schlafly
Late last year Revolution Brewing began shipping its wares to the craft beer thirsty country of Japan, joining a growing number of American brewers sending their beer to the island.
Great Lakes Brewing is moving on from Louis Glunz Beer to work with Windy City Distributing, becoming the sixth major brand to leave Glunz since late 2012.
A Michigan brewer wants to set a standard for other craft brewers. Did the Perrin Killing Craft series accomplish the goal?
We’re switching comment systems to Disqus in hopes of fostering a tighter craft beer community on Guys Drinking Beer. It should be pretty painless.
Chicago’s Revolution Brewing is getting bigger. Much, much bigger.
Here’s a preliminary look inside Eris Brewery and Cider House, a proposed restaurant, brewery and cider house in Chicago’s Old Irving Park Neighborhood.
Coronado Brewing is planning a statewide launch in March with Wirtz Beverage to bring its stable of year-round beers and seasonals to Illinois.
Beers from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment will be coming to Chicago in the spring of 2015.
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From a rye ale brewed with bacon to dozens of stout variations and everything in between. if it was funky, Steve sampled it at the 2015 Winterfest.
Urban Chestnut has inked a distribution deal with Lakeshore Beverage, becoming the 3rd South of 80 participant in as many years to enter the Chicago market.
Three of the best breweries in the world are within a half-day’s drive from Chicago.
It’s not often you find a bar cut from a Chicago neighborhood and dropped into a small town. But that’s what happened when we found Clam Lake Beer Company.
As a Wheaton native, I still can’t believe that Dry City Brew Works even exists. But it does.