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No Joke: Happy Birthday to GDB!

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In years to come, we’ll continue to wonder: What in the world made us release this site on April 1st, when we knew full well that the internet is always chock full of stupid pranks, intentionally-bad 24-hour site redesign, and generally unbelieveable content? And then we’ll remember, oh yeah, beers from Stone entered Chicago on that date in 2010, which …

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Cleetus Friedman Takes Over the Kitchen at Fountainhead

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Really, everything you need to know is in the title, but the official press release follows. This is a perfect fit, and while we’ve always enjoyed the frites and monkey bread (and hope at least the latter remains on the menu still) the food always paled in comparison to the great beer here. Today, that changes. You can remind yourself of …

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Eater Chicago and Chicagoist Talk to Rick Bayless About Beer (Among Other Things)

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Chef Rick Bayless is on a press offensive, it seems, with interviews posted on Eater Chicago and Chicagoist today. Eater’s interview today with Chef Bayless covers the River North neighborhood, mislabeled seafood, Sargento and a few other topics, but most notably for our readers is the amount of time they spend discussing Bayless’ plans to create a craft beer with Crown …

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Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA Released This Week

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Press Release ESCONDIDO, CA – On March 18, Stone Brewing Co. will release its first collaboration beer of 2013: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA. Conceptualized by Jim Moorehouse, Brad Zeller, and Nate Albrecht of Aleman, the recipe formulation and brewing also featured collaborators Greg Koch and Mitch Steele of Stone, as well as Jason and Jim Ebel, co-founders of Chicago’s …

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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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Review: Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout – Culinaria

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Schlafly says: “”We at Schlafly Beer, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company and Culinaria, a Schnucks Market, are proud to share with you our latest collaborative effort: Oatmeal Stout brewed with raspberry puree and cold-toddy Colombia Monserrate Coffee.” Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout – Culinaria Stout, 7% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: When Ryan floated the concept and potential of this beer past …

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Review: Southern Tier Harvest Ale

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Southern Tier says: “Harvest Ale is our celebration of the changing weather and the sowing of hops and barley that will be used in our upcoming brews. We usher in the fall with a classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor… in fact, we throw fresh English …

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Review: Stone Vertial Epic 10.10.10

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Stone says: “Fermented with the legendary Ardennes strain of Belgian yeast, 10.10.10 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale brewed with pale malt and triticale (a cross of wheat and rye), hopped with German Perle hops, and steeped with chamomile during the whirlpool stage. In secondary fermentation, we added a juice blend of Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties.” Stone …

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From The Cellar: Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09

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Stone says: “This is quite a complex and layered beer. Bold and smooth chocolate malt flavors combine with a Belgian yeast lending tropical fruit/banana flavors and hints of spiciness, all complemented by citrus notes from an addition of tangerine peel. Rich vanilla beans add a nice counter to the chocolate malt – actually enhancing the chocolatiness. The finish is smooth, …

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Review: Arbor Jackhammer Old Ale

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Arbor says: “Jackhammer Old Ale is our celebration of the wonder and magic of autumn in Michigan. At nearly 9% ABV, this high gravity ale combinds a warming sensation with a rich malty sweetness to create an outstanding initial complexity.” Arbor Jackhammer Old Ale Old Ale, 9% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: “Arbor’s beers tend to be kind of hit …

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Review: New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

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New Glarus says: “Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle makes this beer uniquely “Wisconsin.” So unique, in fact, that we applied for a patent. Expect this beer to be ruby red, with a medium body that is highly carbonated and intense with cherry flavor and bouquet.” New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red Fruit Beer, 4% ABV Sayeth …

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Review: Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale

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Destihl says: “This imperial stout is made with sour cherries and Belgian yeast and aged in oak barrels. Black in color and full-bodied with subtle aroma, flavor and tartness perceived from the addition of sour cherries.” Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale Imperial Stout, ?% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: A few years ago Karl & I hit up a fancy Mexican …

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Review: New Glarus Spotted Cow

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New Glarus says: “Naturally cloudy we allow the yeast to remain in the bottle to enhance fullness of flavors, which cannot be duplicated otherwise. Expect this ale to be fun, fruity and satisfying. You know you’re in Wisconsin when you see the Spotted Cow.” New Glarus Spotted Cow Cream Ale, 5.1% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: Taking from the Spotted …

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