We talk to the founder of Veteran Beer Company — run by veterans with the goal of helping unemployed vets across the country.
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.
Wisconsin Brewing Company is coming to town just in time for Chicago Craft Beer Week, set to showcase a new coffee-infused porter.
The bottle shares. The lines. The bands. The spills. The cold. The celebration. The many, many beers. Dark Lord Day, in tweet form.
Brooklyn Brewing’s Mash tour hits Chicago this weekend with a bunch of events spread across the city over the next week.
A bill impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois has cleared another hurdle after the legislation was approved, unanimously, by the IL Senate.
A proposal to once again allow bars and restaurants in the state of Michigan to fill growlers (64 ounce clean, refillable containers) is finally on the move. The legislation passed the Michigan Senate on May 7th and moves over to the House.
On Wednesday the Illinois Senate Executive Committee unanimously approved bills impacting homebrewing in Illinois as well as legislation prohibiting a brewer from owning a distributor in the state.
The deadline to pass bills out of the Illinois House is upon us. State Representative Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) pledged HB 2606 would be called for a vote by the 19th, so today is the day. Follow along as we live-blog the legislative action.
Follow along with our live-blog coverage of the Illinois legislature as it convenes in Springfield and is expected to vote on changes to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and the three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution.
When chef Cleetus Friedman announced that he was closing City Provisions, his locavore-focused sustainability mecca that was the home of many of our favorite brewery/chef collaborations, it’s safe to say that much of Chicago’s fooderati and beer fans were both shocked and saddened. For six weeks, a city watched and wondered, where will Cleetus end up next? Will he keep …
We talk a lot about beer politics here, but we don’t seem to discuss the politicians who influence our beer very much. I’ve been interested in why Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center and the 47th ward seems to be the destination for new breweries, tap rooms, and distilleries like Begyle, Spiteful, Letherbee, the Half Acre taproom, stores like Bottles & …
We here at GuysDrinkingBeer love to trumpet our local breweries; particularly those operating on small scales. But what about the people behind the beer? Or perhaps, more accurately, the people behind the ingredients in the beer? Meet Erik May. He’s one of those people. Erik owns Pilot Malt House, a not-even-year-old company based in Middleville, Michigan – which is south …
On October 18th, 1924, Grantland Rice famously penned an article about Notre Dame’s 13-7 win over then-dominate Army in the New York Herald Tribune which began: “Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley …
People aren’t all looking for “extreme” beers. – Ike Orcutt, Head Brewer, Hopothesis Brewing Company A few weeks ago we told you about the seemingly sudden appearance of Hopothesis Brewing Company onto the Chicago beer scene. While their arrival appeared to happen overnight, head brewer Ike Orcutt and the mad scientist home brewers at Hopothesis, have been hard at work …
Beer labels approved so far this month from: Bent River, Goose Island, Lake Bluff, Lake Effect, Off Color, Only Child, Pipeworks, Temperance, Two Brothers & Von Jakob.
Beer labels approved so far this month from: Ale Syndicate, Arcade Brewery, DESTIHL, Goose Island, Lake Effect, Little Egypt, Off Color, Revolution, Rolling Meadows, Templar Brewing, Urban Legend and Von Jakob Brewery.
Beer labels approved so far this month from: Ale Syndicate, Arcade Brewery, Big Muddy, Cahoots Brewing, DESTIHL, Excel, Goose Island, Lake Effect, Metropolitan, Middle Brow, Only Child, Rolling Meadows, Templar Brewing and Urban Legend.
Beer labels approved, so far, this month from Bent River, Goose Island, Lake Bluff Brewing, Only Child, Penrose, Small Town Brewery & Urban Legend Brewing Company.
Beer labels approved, so far, during this partial government shutdown month of October from Big Muddy, Goose Island, Only Child & Penrose.
We sample three unique beers from Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, MO.
It is rare you find a beer that promises marshmallow flavors and delivers on them. But Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia does just that. And more.
Another vertical a half-decade in the making. We took a Bell’s Expedition Stout 5-year vertical out of the fridge, where we found a rollercoaster of flavor.
What does one do with the obscenely boozy New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barleywine? Cellar it, of course.
Whether by foresight or fear, we cellared Dark Horse’s monstrous barleywine, 3 Guy Off The Scale, for five years. It turned out to be a fun experiment.