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).
IL March 2016 Beer Labels (41)View Post
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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.
IL January 2016 Beer Labels (102)View Post
Every year we break down the Midwest’s winners at the annual RateBeer Best awards — find out what breweries and beers are on their top worldwide lists.
After years of being “Michigan First, Michigan Forever”, beers from Short’s Brewing Company are coming to Illinois and Pennsylvania.
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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IL August 2015 Beer LabelsView Post
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.