Three weeks into the new year and it’s tough to top what’s happening at Hammond’s 18th Street Brewery.
Chicago’s Maplewood Brewery and Distillery is making its first foray outside of Illinois, expanding distribution to southwest Michigan.
Behold, the TTB approved January 2017 beer labels from Half Acre, Pipeworks, Old Bakery Beer Co. and more.
Here are the releases, style and ingredient resurgences and 2017 beer trends were most eager to set gain traction this year — or disappear altogether.
This year’s Toppling Goliath KBBS Release — the first in a couple years — only had 1,000 slots for over 60,000 who tried to attend. We were one of them.
Drinkers in the Grand Rapids area will soon be able to sample an iconic IPA from Florida — Cigar City has brewed Jai Alai in Michigan.
Free Beer Samples in Ohio Now Legal: Breweries, distilleries and restaurants in Ohio can now offer free tastes of wine, beer and liquor to customers.
Goose Island Clybourn gave away 62 pounds of hops to Chicago area homebrewers as it prepares to close for a five month renovation.
New Illinois Beer Labels – December 2016 (45)View Post
Beers from Fort Collins’ much-loved Odell Brewing are going to be sent Illinois starting in February, according to a press release sent this afternoon.
Behold, your chance to relive the day-by-day events of the Chicago craft beer world for the past year. Here is your 2016 Chicago Craft Beer recap:
Don’t take these too seriously.
Bourbon County Stout is the most famous barrel-aged beer in the world. But now is it being distilled into a spirit as well?
After learning of a Trump fundraiser held by MillerCoors vice-chairman Pete Coors, Melani Domingues decided to stop serving Miller beers at The Green Lady.
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For months, we’ve been wondering what the roster of contract clients for Chicago’s first all-contract brewery, Great Central, would look like. Now we know.
An English-speaking publication in China recently reported that plans for a Goose Island Shanghai brewpub are currently underway.
If you’re here for the World Series, where should you drink beer in Wrigleyville (and beyond)? We’re here to help (and not just for craft stuff).
Last year, some of Bourbon County Stout varieties were infected. This year’s is pasteurized. Is it worth standing in line for on Black Friday?
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Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, and we’re feeling pretty good about the number of medals taken home by Illinois breweries.
New Illinois Beer Labels – September 2016 (53)View Post
When Ryan Ellis takes to the track, as part of the Rick Ware Racing team on Saturday, he will have the logo of Belly Up on his hood. How’d 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.
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.
Hold off on the pumpkin beers and Oktoberfests for a few more weeks — Fall Beer Freedom Day 2016 is set for September 6.