When driver Ryan Ellis takes to the track as part of the Rick Ware Racing team on Saturday’s nationally-televised race, he will have the logo of Belly Up on his hood. How did that happen?
This west-suburban brewery and taproom opens in late September, and its onsite “incubator program” means you can try to sell your recipes, too.
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With hundreds of breweries in the Chicagoland area, does the region need an all-contract facility in the West Loop? These two guys are going to find out.
The new “IN Beer Brigade” is a new membership program that allows craft beer enthusiasts to support guild efforts, while enjoying a few perks.
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Urban Legend, the small Westmont brewery in business since June 2013, announced today that they’re changing their name to Myths and Legends Brewing Company.
Resist the pull of downtown Grand Rapids and instead make a stop in Comstock Park for beers and sandwiches at the ever-growing Perrin Brewing.
Hold off on the pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests for a few more weeks — Fall Beer Freedom Day 2016 is set for September 6.
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Get ready to remember what “true to style” is.
Make “Chicago Craft Beer Week” a Week Again: Three Ways to Make CCBW BetterView Post
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At the end of a long Chicago Craft Beer Week, don’t you want to relax with a 40oz. of Miller High Life? Yeah, you do.
Here’s the beers we’ll be pouring at this year’s South of 80 event. It’s the 5th anniversary, so we got some real good stuff for this one.
Sure, the beer was good, but the real story was that we finally got a nice night for BUG at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
A Beer Under Glass 2016 Preview: Here’s Our Game PlanView Post
As we get ready for the 2016 edition of Chicago Craft Beer Week, Bigfoot Media created a cool video about a few of our favorite breweries.
One of the city’s newer brewpubs is already changing hands.
Atlas, Burned: The Rebranding of a Chicago Brewpub, From a Heritage Brand to a Burnt CityView Post
South of 80 returns for a fifth straight year showcasing some of downstate Illinois and the St. Louis area’s best and brightest brewers.
A couple blogs have reported a canning line coming to the new Lagunitas plant in Azusa. But is it true? And will Chicago be getting one soon?
For the 3rd year running, we’ve documented Dark Lord Day 2016…without going. But other people were there, and they tweeted about it, so here they are.
Should bars and restaurants in Illinois be free to fill and sell bottles of beer? And if so, what should customers be expected to understand about growler fills?
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A trademark dispute forces us to say so long to the South Loop Brewing Company name. They’ve become Hop Butcher For the World.
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Goose Island Clybourn, the place where Chicago’s craft beer scene really took flight, is now owned by Anheuser Busch.