We get unfettered access to Bill Olson, outgoing president of the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, one of the most influential lobbies under the statehouse dome.
We set aside our fancy words in favor of mediocre pictures, because writing is hard after FOBAB weekend.
Is a Chicago brewpub for one of the most well-known craft brewers in St. Louis, Schlafly, close to becoming a reality? Co-owner Dan Kopman is in the city this week to check out potential sites.
A family in Tennessee and an investment group in Chicago are teaming up to buy wholesalers City Beverage and River North — creating a powerhouse Anheuser-Busch distribution chain.
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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We pay the husband and wife duo at 4 Paws a visit — drink some tank beer and talk some shop — like ya do.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.