Goose Island Clybourn gave away 62 pounds of hops to Chicago area homebrewers as it prepares to close for a five month renovation.
Because not all of us have time to read a full story about the city’s most anticipated craft beer bar. No judgement. You do you.
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:
Here’s our “winners” for the 2016 Chicago Craft Beer Awards. (Okay, more like “awards.”) But seriously…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.
New Illinois Beer Labels — November 2016 (26)View Post
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?
New Illinois Beer Labels — October 2016 (19)View Post
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.
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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.
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Make “Chicago Craft Beer Week” a Week Again: Three Ways to Make CCBW BetterView Post
New Illinois Beer Labels — May 2016View Post
Want to close out CCBW with some shotgunnable cans and fancy 40s? Check out our Thalia Hall Crap Beer Day giveaway for tickets.
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.