Allow us to introduce you, or in some cases reacquaint you, with the brewers taking part in the third annual South of 80: A Celebration of Downstate Brewers.
Our photos from Beer Under Glass 2014 — beer amongst the mud people.
The South of 80 taplist: 6 breweries, 15 styles, nearly 2 dozen different beers from Southern Illinois and STL.
Event tickets and beer education are up for grabs in the first ever GDB CCBW Giveaway.
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I’m going to let in on a little secret. You don’t have to have a great deal of willpower to try cellaring beer. You just have to be a little forgetful.
The 3rd annual “South of 80″ Chicago Craft Beer Week event at The Green Lady is slated for May 20th, 2014 and features 6 breweries from downstate IL & St. Louis.
Wisconsin Brewing Company is coming to town just in time for Chicago Craft Beer Week, set to showcase a new coffee-infused porter.
With the celebration of our fourth anniversary in our rear view mirror we thought now might be a good time to talk about where we were, where we are and where we think we might be headed.
The bottle shares. The lines. The bands. The spills. The cold. The celebration. The many, many beers. Dark Lord Day, in tweet form.
Spiteful GFY Stout: “They promise abrasion, and they deliver.”
Is a five year vertical of Founders KBS more about the destination or the journey? In our case, it was both.
We’ve long been fans of Paddy Longs, and our experiences with Goose Island tap takeovers have also been well noted. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this info cross our email inbox: So, holy crap. Pencil that in right now. While we expect those taps to start pouring immediately at 7 on Friday and not stop running …
New Glarus says: “This decadent Chocolate Abbey Ale is a lovely trifle for your senses. Brewed with a proprietary Belgian yeast and English Maris Otter Malt it is smooth and rich. Inspired by a recent tour of Europe and brewed with chocolate we enjoyed there. Subtle Segal Ranch hops promote the rich dark chocolate flavors of this rather strong Dubbel.” …
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 …
We found ourselves spending a long weekend in New York over the past few days, specifically just west of Times Square. Considering all the ink spilled and pixels lit up over Guy Fieri’s oft-slammed rednecky, Flavortown bistro – Guys American Kitchen and Bar – I had to check it out for myself. However, in all the reviews I’ve read (and …
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 …
We crack into a 3-year old bottle of Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad and find it has ascended to, “a whole new level of awesomeness.”
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 …
A five year vertical of the infamous holiday offering Anchor Christmas Ale.