The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and Illinois Craft Brewers Guild have agreed to a “substantial rewrite” to the Illinois Craft Brewer Act.
Behold, our South of 80 2015 Recap. We came, we saw, we drank great beers. (And a shot of Malort, naturally.)
IL May 2015 Beer LabelsView Post
Eight breweries, 24-beers, 21-different styles, no tickets — all under one roof.
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South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Brewers returns for a fourth year during Chicago Craft Beer Week and will include eight breweries and 24 beers.
A bill updating social media rules for brewers and distributors in Illinois is moving through the legislature — as are a few other bills.
Dark Lord Day 2015: We watched it via Twitter from the warmth of a living room. Here’s what we saw:
Every Dark Lord Day, we see it — would you pay hundreds of dollars for a bottle of sought-after beer?
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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.
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.