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Getting To Know Fireman’s Brew

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Last month we told you about Fireman’s Brew and it’s foray into the Illinois market. The brand, started by a pair of Los Angeles area firefighters and contract brewed at Mendocino Brewing, is one of a handful of new breweries to find their way to Illinois in recent months. We recently had a chance to sit down with samples of …

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Four Reasons We Love Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Saugatuck Brewing Company’s flagship beers arrived onto store shelves and tap handles at bars in Chicago to minimal fanfare in late September. The southwest Michigan brewery in Douglas, sandwiched between Benton Harbor’s The Livery and Holland’s New Holland (for those into beer geography), had long been on our radar as an up and comer in the state. Their daily offerings …

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Third Time’s The Charm Review: Short’s Key Lime Pie

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When we first happened across Short’s Key Lime Pie (read, searched like crazy to find it) two years ago we found ourselves on the receiving end of a beer that didn’t quite live up to our expectations. We tried it not once, but twice, with the bottles coming from different six packs purchased on different occasions from different beer stores …

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Review: Indio

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Indio says: “A Lager-type beer with an amber hue and a distinctive light caramel-malt taste.” Indio American Dark Lager, 4.1% ABV *This beer was provided by the brewer for the purpose of a review. Karl: As Mexican lagers go, honestly, they’re not my favorite style. Even when I was younger and my drinking tastes tended towards macros, everyone at the …

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Review: The Bruery Tart Of Darkness

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The Bruery says: “We brewed a stout (no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5% abv if you can believe it), but we then decided to throw it into oak barrels…and added our special blend of souring bacterias and yeasts. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty sour stout. Not a style you see too …

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FACEOFF: Battle Of The Midwest Kölsch

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As we usher in the unofficial start to a new season, and green-light drinking those fall favorites, we thought we would bid farewell to summer with a good ‘ol fashioned showdown between one of our favorite summer beer styles from a few of our favorite Midwest craft brewers. We rounded up four different Kölsch’s from four different breweries who’s beers …

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