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.
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.
New Illinois Beer Labels – August 2016 (37)View Post
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.
New Illinois Beer Labels – July, 2016 (51)View Post
New Illinois Beer Labels – June 2016View Post
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.
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 pre-CCBW video about a few of our favorite breweries.
GuysDrinkingBeer has learned that Finch’s Brewing Company is set to acquire Albany Park’s BreakRoom Brewpub this summer, along with the Hopothesis brand.
Atlas, Burned: The Rebranding of a Chicago Brewpub, From a Heritage Brand to a Burnt CityView Post
The 5th annual South of 80 returns for this year’s Chicago Craft Beer Week,showcasing some of downstate Illinois and the STL area’s 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.
Metropolitan’s Tracy Hurst on Growler Fills: Should bars and restaurants be allowed to fill growlers (and crowlers) of beer?
Growler fills in Illinois: Should bars and restaurants in Illinois be free to fill and sell them? And what should customers expect from a growler?
IL April 2016 Beer Labels (53)View Post
From a ‘hood-based name to a Sandberg-inspired one, SLBC is now to be known as Hop Butcher (for the world).