Mundelein Based Tighthead Brewing Expanding Its Footprint

In Beer News by Ryan

One of our favorite, under the radar brewers in the Chicago area is expanding its distribution area and is also planning to bottle and can its beers later this year.

Binny’s beer blog has the scoop.

“Tighthead Brewing of Mundelein is planning to quickly expand distribution of their beers south of Armitage Ave. This means that the beers of Tighthead will be available at several additional Binny’s locations. So far, only our Lake Zurich and Algonquin stores have been able to sell Tightheads [sic] beers because of their proximity to the brewery. Tighthead is Draft only, with several beers available in both the 1/6th and ½ barrel sizes.”

The brewery plans on adding the bottling and canning lines in mid-2013.

Tighthead was one of our favorite breweries pouring at Beer Under Glass last year, but their beers have been hard to come by since. However, I stumbled into their Chilly Waters Pale Ale over the weekend at Owen & Engine. Poured from a cask, it bursts with zesty citrus hop aroma and flavor. Karl, meanwhile, got his hands on their Scarlet Fire – an easy drinking red ale that pairs a rich maltiness with warm gentle hops – at The Grafton on Lincoln Ave.

Tighthead, we’re looking forward to drinking more of your beers in the near future.

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