Ben pens his love for Hefeweizen’s, and classic beer styles in general, some of which are afterthoughts in a world of session IPA’s and barrel-aged stouts.
Missed out on DLD tickets but still want to drink beer on April 25? We’ve got you covered at Beer 3up.
Two years ago, we decided Lincoln Avenue was the best street for quality drinking in Chicago. Does it retain its status in 2014?
Happy birthday to us. We went live on April 1, 2010, and today we turn five. Hooray?
For the third year in a row GDB has been nominated for a SAVEUR best blog award, singling it out as one of the nation’s best beer websites.
Craft beer legislation could be introduced in the coming weeks to make comprehensive changes to the laws governing brewers in Illinois.
Want to back Indiana craft brewers in their plight for higher production caps but don’t have the energy? Just drink a Sun King Three Floyds Slacktivist.
Is Goose Island Wrigleyville opening for the 2015 season? The Magic 8-Ball says “All Signs Point to Yes.”
One of the most recognizable figures in Illinois craft beer is heading to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to pass the Small BREW Act.
Distributors and brewers could use social media to promote tap takeovers and beer dinners under a bill introduced in the IL House. Right now that’s a no-no.
Does Russian River’s Pliny The Elder hold up to the hype surrounding this much sought after double IPA?
Cross the Border For Sun King Bourbon Barrel Timmie and go online to support Indiana brewer’s plight to raise their production cap. Feel good.
We acquired limited amounts of Bell’s Eccentric Ale 2008 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer.
We follow the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 10,000.
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?