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?
IL April 2016 Beer Labels (52)View Post
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.
Grand Haven’s Odd Side Ales are sending two of their core offerings to Chicago starting in just a few weeks.
Pretty soon, ordering a 312 won’t be so complicated — Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale is going away.
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Every year we break down the Midwest’s winners at the annual RateBeer Best awards — find out what brewers are on their top worldwide lists, and who you can road trip to from Chicago.
After years of being “Michigan First, Michigan Forever”, the sought-after and award-winning beers from Short’s Brewing Company are coming to Illinois, Pennsylvania and probably other states down the road.
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is eying across the board fee increases in 2016 but it will take legislation to make it happen.
The Year in Beer: The 2015 Chicago Craft Beer AlmanacView Post
The forthcoming book, “Beer Lovers Chicago,” covers just about everything there is to know about the Chicagoland beer scene.
IL December 2015 Beer LabelsView Post
Details on all things Bourbon County Brand Stout ahead of Friday’s highly anticipated Black Friday release.
Drinking Across the Frozen Tundra: A Chicagoans Guide to Green Bay, WisconsinView Post
FoBAB 2015: The Good, The Great, The Barrel AgedView Post
We’ve been waiting a long time to see what the Band of Bohemia culinary brewhouse could do. Now it’s about ready.
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While we weren’t onhand this year to congratulate the medal winners, here’s the Midwestern State beers that took home hardware from GABF 2015.
Even if the Governor does nothing, the Craft Brewer License Updates will become law. Count down with us to Labor Day!
Mark your calendars once again, folks. Fall Beer Freedom Day 2015 is set for Tuesday, September 8th.
Behold, the do’s and don’ts of the 2015 Great Taste of the Midwest.