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.
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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.
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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:
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We bid farewell to the classics informing the lagers and pilsners of the world that some of our palates yearn for diversity and lots and lots of hops.
Ben pens his love for Hefeweizen’s, and classic beer styles in general, some of which are afterthoughts in a world of session IPA’s and barrel-aged stouts.
Missed out on DLD tickets but still want to drink beer on April 25? We’ve got you covered at Beer 3up.
A few years ago, we decided Lincoln Avenue was the best street for quality drinking in Chicago. Does it retain its status in 2015?
Happy birthday to us. We went live on April 1, 2010, and today we turn five. Hooray?
For the third year in a row GDB has been nominated for a SAVEUR best blog award, singling it out as one of the nation’s best beer websites.
Craft beer legislation could be introduced in the coming weeks to make comprehensive changes to the laws governing brewers in Illinois.
Want to back Indiana craft brewers in their plight for higher production caps but don’t have the energy? Just drink a Sun King Three Floyds Slacktivist.
Is Goose Island Wrigleyville opening for the 2015 season? The Magic 8-Ball says “All Signs Point to Yes.”
One of the most recognizable figures in Illinois craft beer is heading to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to pass the Small BREW Act.
Distributors and brewers could use social media to promote tap takeovers and beer dinners under a bill introduced in the IL House. Right now that’s a no-no.