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Live-Blogging The Legislature (April 19th)

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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.

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A Q&A with New Fountainhead Executive Chef Cleetus Friedman

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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 …

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Q&A With 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, The “Brewer’s Alderman”

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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 & …

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Inside The Brew: Pilot Malt House

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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 …

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South Bend’s Four Horsemen Brewing Company Rides Into Chicago

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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 …

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The Hypothesis Of Hopothesis Brewing Company

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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 …

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IL January 2014 Beer Labels (26)

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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.

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IL December 2013 Beer Labels (19)

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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.

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