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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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Homebrewing Legislation Headed to the Illinois State House

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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 …

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Beer Politics: Two Beverage Industry Related Bills On The Move In IL House

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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 …

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IL Homebrew Legislation Gaining Local & National Support

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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 …

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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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Blue Nose Brewery: The Blend of Art and Science

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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 …

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IL May 2013 Beer Labels (24)

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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.

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IL April 2013 Beer Labels (20)

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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.

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IL March 2013 Beer Labels (30)

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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.

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