Forbidden Root Shady Character Porter Label

IL June 2014 Beer Labels (23)

In Beer Labels by Ryan

Each week we pore over a database of beer labels approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, to bring you new and re-branded beers from brewers across Illinois before they hit store shelves.

This month’s approved labels include beers from: 51st Ward, Ale Syndicate, Bent River, Big Muddy, Crystal Lake Brewing, DeNovo Beverage, Hailstorm, Forbidden Root, Lake Effect, Mercenary, Off Color, Ten Ninety, Wild Onion and Zumbier.

Note: Just because a beer label has cleared the TTB does not mean it will be released soon, if at all. Many breweries send labels to the TTB to have them available should they decide to release a beer, or with plans to release a beer but may not be released for any number of reasons. Treat these labels as an idea of what your favorite Illinois breweries might be doing, but nothing is certain until the breweries release the actual beer.

By the way, if you’re looking for keg rings. we don’t post them anymore; they can occasionally give insight into a new beer name but generally a bunch of round things with printing on it isn’t the best visual experience. (If anything comes out that’s super interesting we may post an exception that proves the rule; we may also tweet them out separate from this post. Follow us here if you haven’t already.)

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.