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The Year in Beer – Chicago and Beyond, 2012

In Chicago Craft Beer Almanac by Karl

Now that 2012 is coming to a close, we thought we'd go back and poke through the archives and the year of news to break down exactly what happened in one of the most crazy, busy, insane, explosive, expansive, interesting years in Chicago brewing history. January 1, 2012: Happy new year, y'all! Hopefully something interesting will happen in the world ...
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Falling Into Fall (Beers)

In Beer News by The Guys

If you followed our advice then you're likely staring into an empty fridge that has been cleaned out of all of your summer favorites. No more Krankshaft, no more Oberon and no more Ruby Redbird. And if you didn't follow our counsel, no biggie, but I bet you'll start thinking about fall beers soon. Regardless of which camp you fall ...
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Saying So Long To Summer (Beers)

In Beer News by The Guys

With Fall Beer Freedom Day (#FBFD) rapidly approaching we thought now would be a good time to reminisce about our favorite beers of the summer before we kick the Kölsch to the curb, down the last Oberon and say sayonara to the Shandy. Karl... Shiner Ruby Redbird: Tart yet refreshing, thirst-quenching and flavorful, I'll take this whenever I can find ...
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#FBFD Has Arrived

In Beer News by The Guys

If you marked your calendars accordingly then you know today is "Fall Beer Freedom Day." Congratulations, you've made it. No longer do you have to fret being scorned and ridiculed by your fellow beer drinker for popping the cap on a pumpkin beer or having your first Marzen on draft. It's okay now. You're in a safe place. If you're ...
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FACEOFF: Battle Of The Midwest Kölsch

In Beer Reviews by The Guys

As we usher in the unofficial start to a new season, and green-light drinking those fall favorites, we thought we would bid farewell to summer with a good 'ol fashioned showdown between one of our favorite summer beer styles from a few of our favorite Midwest craft brewers. We rounded up four different Kölsch's from four different breweries who's beers ...