From a rye ale brewed with bacon to dozens of stout variations and everything in between. if it was funky, Steve sampled it at the 2015 Winterfest.
IL January 2015 Beer Labels (31)View Post
Urban Chestnut has inked a distribution deal with Lakeshore Beverage, becoming the 3rd South of 80 participant in as many years to enter the Chicago market.
Three of the best breweries in the world are within a half-day’s drive from Chicago.
It’s not often you find a bar cut from a Chicago neighborhood and dropped into a small town. But that’s what happened when we found Clam Lake Beer Company.
As a Wheaton native, I still can’t believe that Dry City Brew Works even exists. But it does.
IL December 2014 Beer Labels (26)View Post
We scour tasting notes in notebooks, on loose scraps of paper and Instagram photos to find our favorite beers of 2014.
Lagunitas has made substantial contributions to Illinois politicians recently including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his right-hand man, Alderman Pat O’Connor.
A look back at the year in beer and your favorite posts on Guys Drinking Beer from 2014.
Instead of lining up for bottles of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout on Black Friday, I settled for a flight covering three years of BCBS + BCBS Coffee.
You’d think an amber ale aged with vanilla beans and aged in bourbon barrels might be a hot mess. Flat 12 Bierwerks Moustache Ride Red is anything but.
What happens when a pumpkin beer skeptic samples Central Waters Headless Heron, a barrel-aged scotch ale?
Cellaring Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout? Now we’ve gone too far. Or have we?
We crack in to a four-year-old bottle of Founders Nemesis 2010 and find a beer that has transformed from smooth and syrupy to earthy and hearty.
We’ve sampled Stone Imperial Russian Stout after 1 year in the cellar, over a 5 year vertical and after 6 years in the cellar. Which will be our favorite?
We chronicle the cellar life of New Glarus Unplugged Abt from 2010. Check out how it fairs after four years in the cellar.
Follow your nose into Indiana or Michigan for Hippy Smell, a collaborative beer from Figure Eight Brewing in Valparaiso and Tapistry Brewing in Bridgman.
Think all Oktobefests are created equal? Then you haven’t tried Karben4 Oaktober Ale.
With Pumking a shadow of its former self, is Southern Tier’s Warlock the silver lining?