Another Wisconsin craft brewer infiltrates the Chicago beer market. The latest is 3 Sheeps Brewing.
The Half Acre Taproom turns one today. Feels like longer than a year, though — doesn’t it?
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A non-alcoholic beer is returning to stove shelves in Michigan. Is that any reason to get excited? It is when it’s Schmohz 120.
The PV team has put together a nice autumnal menu full of cidery goodness.
After doing a little digital archaeology (and some random Googling) we were reminded that Pipeworks asked for our money three years ago. Then they made some awesome beer.
Two Illinois wholesalers — Town and Country Distributors and Euclid Beverage — were up for Craft Beer Distributor of the Year at this year’s GABF. Did either win?
Bragging rights are on the line. Which one of use scored the most points in Draft Magazine’s GABF “Fantasy Draft?”
The Midwest did all right at this year’s GABF. Here’s who won.
What does a leadership change at the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, one of the most powerful beverage industry lobbies in Illinois, mean for craft beer in the state? Plenty.
About two months ago I had a chance to sample Short’s Pontius Road Pilsner. Being a lover of all things Short’s I rarely pass up a chance to try even their most of pedestrian of offerings. I mean, not every beer can be a Strawberry Shortscake, right? Besides, I love a good pilsner and was eager to sample Short’s version. …
Find out why we call an aged bottle of Goose Island Night Stalker, “Rich, flavorful and downright awesome.”
Popular belief tells us to age barrel-aged beers but is that the case with the Arcadia Barrel-Aged Shipwreck Porter?
I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing a straight ahead review of Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt Beer, but to be honest, I figured you-all would think either a) I was trying to be an ironic smartass or b) none of you would take it seriously. But at the beginning of the month, I’ve noticed a couple other people offering …
Stone says: “This year’s Stone Vertical Epic Ale might justifiably be considered the non sequitur edition. We somehow came to the conclusion that adding Anaheim chilies from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley, plus whole cinnamon sticks, to an amber-hued brew fermented with Belgian Flanders Golden Ale yeast (which provides fairly intense character with lots of clove and banana overtones) would create …
We pull a 2009 and 2011 bottle of Goose Island Christmas Ale from the cellar. The beer disappeared in 2010, thwarting our plans for a 3-year vertical.
We get a taste of Christmas in the south with a three year “leap-frog” vertical of Sweetwater’s Festive Ale.
Schlafly says: “Schlafly No.20, Volume 2: Hop Toddy was created by the second generation of Schlafly brewers – James “Otto” Ottolini, now head of brewing operations at Schlafly Bottleworks, and Sara Hale and Jack Petrovic, who are involved in St. Louis’ local food movement. Hop Toddy showcases our desire to experiment beyond the boundaries of traditional beer styles. This wheat …
We were fortunate enough to get our hands on one of 4 Paws beers before they went commercial. This is Atlas Bone but you know it better as Brindle.
Atwater says: “A huge Imperial Stout based on our best seller. Thick, Black as Tar and Brewed with 6 different malts and Barley flakes and Magnum Hops. The rest is a secret.” Atwater VJ Black Russian Imperial Stout, 11% ABV Sayeth the Guys: FRESH RYAN: I have had an up and down relationship with the inspiration for this beer, Atwater’s …