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
We’ve been waiting a long time to see what the Band of Bohemia culinary brewhouse could do. Now it’s about ready.
IL November 2015 Beer LabelsView Post
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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.
IL July 2015 Beer Labels (44)View Post
Is there any beer label trope more creatively exhausted than blonde beer labels with a blonde girl on it? Short answer: Nope!
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We’ve watched from afar as Excel accelerated downstate. Now they’re coming to Chicago.
The Illinois House Tuesday approved a bill rewriting the state’s craft brewer act, giving brewers big and small a chance to grow.
The May 31st deadline marking the end of the Illinois legislature’s spring session came and went without a vote on a rewrite of the state’s craft brewer act
The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and Illinois Craft Brewers Guild have agreed to a “substantial rewrite” to the Illinois Craft Brewer Act.
Behold, our South of 80 2015 Recap. We came, we saw, we drank great beers. (And a shot of Malort, naturally.)
Eight breweries, 24-beers, 21-different styles, no tickets — all under one roof.
IL April 2015 Beer Labels (56)View Post
South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Brewers returns for a fourth year during Chicago Craft Beer Week and will include eight breweries and 24 beers.
A bill updating social media rules for brewers and distributors in Illinois is moving through the legislature — as are a few other bills.
Dark Lord Day 2015: We watched it via Twitter from the warmth of a living room. Here’s what we saw:
It’s Dark Lord Day 2015 and no surprise here — people think you’ll pay hundreds of dollars for a bottle of sought-after beer. Check these Craigslist ads: