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Is Goose Island Clybourn Flying the Coop?

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Yesterday, Chicago Real Estate Daily reported on the rent troubles being had by the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. Back in 2008 (three years before Anheuser-Busch bought the brand, but not the brewpubs) they went through a similar debacle but managed to come to a solution that allowed the brewpub to continue to operate on the site. We have to assume …

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The Legal Battle Over IL Distributor City Beverage Finally Comes To A Close

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With a few flicks of a pen today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 2606 into law effectively ending Anheuser-Busch’s minority ownership — and majority control — over distributor City Beverage. The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the Illinois House and Senate during the spring legislative session, would prohibit a brewer from owning a distributor. Introduced in February, the bill specifically …

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Review: Short’s Autumn Ale

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Short’s says: “Our London ESB is true to style. With a medium amber color and a perfect balance of initial malty sweetness fused with soft fruity esters. The finish lingers with hop characteristics including strong flavor, pleasant aroma and a medium bitterness. A user friendly delight for bridging the gap between malty and hoppy beer styles.” Short’s Autumn Ale ESB, …

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Review: Sierra Nevada Old Chico Crystal Wheat

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Sierra Nevada says: “Brewed using 65% wheat malt and 35% barley malt. This filtered wheat beer is light blonde in color, light bodied and has a wonderfully clean finish. This is a great choice for craft brew novices and beer aficionados alike.” Sierra Nevada Old Chico Crystal Wheat Pale Wheat Ale, 5% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: Before we get …

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Review: Short’s Rich’s Rye

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Short’s says: “Our high alpha dwarf hop rye Munich ale, is named after an important part of our brewery. It’s lightly copper in color and super aromatic. Highly resinous hops are used throughout the boil and dry hop, lending a unique relationship derived from the rye and Munich malts. Surely a hop heads delight!” Short’s Rich’s Rye Rye Beer, 4.9% …

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Pumpkinsanity Review: Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela

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Jolly Pumpkin says: “Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Just this one. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke …

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Pumpkinsanity Review: Michigan Brewing Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale

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Michigan Brewing Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale Pumpkin Ale, 6% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: The MBC was probably the biggest miss of the night, unfortunately.  When we opened it, it certainly smelled pumpkinny…but that’s about as close as it got.  The actual taste was closer to someone just smashing some pumpkins near a brew kettle and some pumpkin shrapnel (pumpnel?) …

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Pumpkinsanity Review: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

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Dogfish Head says: “A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. This is the perfect beer to warm-up with, as the season cools.” Dogfish Head Punkin Ale Pumpkin Ale, 7% ABV Karl: The DFH was another of the first pumpkin beers I stumbled …

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Pumpkinsanity Review: Southern Tier Pumking

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Southern Tier says: “Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows …

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