The new Goose Island taproom is almost ready for prime time. Here’s what to expect.
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The largest Bud distributor in IL is getting bigger. Lakeshore Beverage has acquired Central Beverage and a portfolio that includes PBR, Bell’s and Schlafly
Revolution Brewing is shipping its wares to the craft beer thirsty country of Japan, joining a growing number of American brewers sending beer to the island
Great Lakes Brewing is moving on from Louis Glunz Beer to work with Windy City Distributing, becoming the sixth major brand to leave Glunz since late 2012.
A Michigan brewer wants to set a standard for other craft brewers. Did the Perrin Killing Craft series accomplish the goal?
We’re switching comment systems to Disqus in hopes of fostering a tighter craft beer community on Guys Drinking Beer. It should be pretty painless.
Chicago’s Revolution Brewing is getting bigger. Much, much bigger.
Here’s a preliminary look inside Eris Brewery and Cider House, a proposed restaurant, brewery and cider house in Chicago’s Old Irving Park Neighborhood.
Coronado Brewing is planning a statewide launch in March with Wirtz Beverage to bring its stable of year-round beers and seasonals to Illinois.
Beers from San Francisco’s 21st Amendment will be coming to Chicago in the spring of 2015.
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Urban Chestnut has inked a distribution deal with Lakeshore Beverage, becoming the 3rd South of 80 participant in as many years to enter the Chicago market.
The Ratebeer Top 100 2014 is out, and three of the world’s best breweries are within a half-day’s drive from Chicago.
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We scour tasting notes in notebooks, on loose scraps of paper and Instagram photos to find our favorite beers of 2014.
Lagunitas has made substantial contributions to Illinois politicians recently including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his right-hand man, Alderman Pat O’Connor.
A look back at the year in beer and your favorite posts on Guys Drinking Beer from 2014.
What happened this year? A lot…and it’s all in our 2014 Chicago Craft Beer Almanac.
SweetWater Brewing is expanding to Chicago via Lakeshore Beverage. The Atlanta, GA brewer’s beers will be arriving in the spring of 2015.
A planned brewpub and cider house called Eris Brewery and Cider House in Chicago could face some licensing issues.
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Pairings with turkey, stuffing and cranberry? Easy. Thanksgiving craft beer recommendations to pair with your relatives? Not so simple.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Goose Island Black Friday Bourbon County Stout 2014 release in Chicago and beyond.
We’re pulling back the curtain on the Illinois Homebrew Alliance to go in depth on how they negotiated changes to the Illinois homebrew law.
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Shelton Brothers has a new Chicago distributor and retailers have begun receiving shipments from the importer via MSV Distribution.
We’ve distilled the GABF 2014 Awards down to Midwestern breweries for you. All hail the Great Lakes area.
After a lackluster 2013, Illinois breweries rebounded with a strong showing at the 2014 GABF.