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.
On this Memorial Day, we Salute Veteran Beer CompanyView Post On this Memorial Day, we Salute Veteran Beer Company
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.
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois are sending a message to retailers: Don’t fill growlers.
Bills amending Illinois’ Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act have officially been shelved for this legislative session.
Founders beers will soon be making their way around Chicago on new trucks. The brewery is leaving its current distributor, Louis Glunz Beer Inc, for Lakeshore Beverage.
What was Big Chicago is now Ten Ninety Brewing.
Lawmakers are proposing changes to Illinois’ Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act. Here’s why that matters.
A bill impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois has cleared another hurdle after the legislation was approved, unanimously, by the IL Senate.
Michigan Growler Legislation Passes Senate ***UPDATED***View Post Michigan Growler Legislation Passes Senate ***UPDATED***
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.
Legislation impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois sailed out of the Illinois House and is now two votes in the Senate and one signature from the governor away from becoming law.
Follow along as we live-blog the Illinois legislature, which could take up homebrew legislation and tweaks to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution as soon as today.
Over the past few weeks and months, members of the Illinois Homebrew Alliance (IHA), the Associated Beverage Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) and Illinois Licensed Beverage Assocation (ILBA) have been working in partnership to present a bill to the Illinois Legislature that would allow homebrewers to legally continue things like tastings, sampling events, contests and more; things that were technically somewhat …
The Illinois legislature is due back in Springfield tomorrow for the second week of the fall veto session, with a pair of beverage industry related pieces of legislation inching closer to a vote. The first is a controversial proposal pushed by State Representative Esther Golar (D-Chicago). The bill (SB 1531) would give the Local Liquor Control Commission in Chicago the …
The suburban Chicago lawmaker sponsoring legislation to allow homebrewers to showcase their beers at festivals in Illinois now has over a dozen homebrew clubs and the American Homebrewers Association in his corner. The legislation, as proposed, would tweak the Illinois Liquor Control Act to allow homebrew to be entered into festivals and competitions. The bill also goes to great lengths …
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 …
For some, starting a business with two of your best friends might sound like a bad idea, utter chaos, disaster waiting to happen. But somehow, between the games of beer pong and impromptu sword fights (they swear the swords are magical), the guys at Blue Nose Brewery in Chicago have figured out how to make it work. They’re brewing incredible …
Beer labels approved, so far, during this partial government shutdown month of October from Big Muddy, Goose Island, Only Child & Penrose.
Beer labels approved so far this month from Bent River, Church Street, Finch’s, Half Acre, JT Walker’s, Lake Bluff, Metropolitan, Off Color, Only Child, Revolution and Two Brothers.
Beer labels approved so far this month from Bent River, Church Street, Goose Island, Lake Effect, Only Child Brewing and Revolution.
Beer labels approved so far this month from Big Muddy, Finch’s, Goose Island, Metropolitan, Revolution and Two Brothers.
Beer labels approved, so far this month, from Excel, JT Walkers, Little Egypt, Off Color and Pipeworks.
In our monthly, running feature, we post newly approved beer labels from Illinois brewers. To date we have new labels from 5 Rabbit, Argus, Excel, Finch’s, Goose Island, Little Egypt Beer, My Three Sons Brewing, Off Color Brewing, Pipeworks, Revolution and Wild Onion.
In our monthly, running feature, we post newly approved beer labels from Illinois brewers. To date we have new labels from Argus, Church Street, Finch’s, Firestone Walker, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, JT Walkers, Lake Effect and Revolution.
Beer labels, this month, from 5 Rabbit, Argus, Atlas Brewing, Big Muddy, Big Shoulders, Church Street, Haymarket, Excel, Lake Effect, Metropolitan, Nomad Brewery, Revolution, Ridgebrook Brewery and Ten Ninety.
Beer labels, this month, from 4 Paws, Ale Syndicate, Atlas, Begyle, Church Street, Flesk Brewing, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, Half Acre, Lake Effect/DryHop Brewers and Two Brothers.
Beer labels, to date, from 4 Paws, 5 Rabbit, Bent River, Big Muddy, Big Shoulders, Goose Island, Half Acre, Lake Effect, Revolution and Spiteful.
Running the Gamut With Perennial Artisan AlesView Post Running the Gamut With Perennial Artisan Ales
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.
It’s not like the internet needs another glowing review of Heady Topper, but we wrote one anyways.
We acquired a handful of bottles of Eccentric Ale 2009 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer from Bell’s.
We squirreled away bottles of Founders Nemesis 2009 to sample every year or so. Join us on the journey.
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 take a New Glarus Barleywine for a spin through the cellar.