Lawmakers are proposing changes to Illinois’ Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act. Here’s why that matters.
The first ever “Illinois Suburban Brewers Summit” is this weekend.
Three Floyds and The Publican are joining forces with the rest of One Off Hospitality for a crazy-go-nuts beer dinner.
Is Gino’s East opening a brewery in Chicago’s River North neighborhood? Sure looks like it.
Goose Island and Three Floyds top the RateBeer Best of 2013.
Atlas Brewing Company kindly asked us to help them make a beer. It has a goofy Zelda-related name: “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone.” You should come drink it with us.
Lagunitas Chicago, which may be just weeks away from brewing its first beers, opens its doors to thousands for tours, tastes, music and more.
House of Brews and the Frankenmuth Brewery are the first two out-of-staters to land a license to self-distribute their beers in Illinois. But will they?
Looks like 312 Urban Wheat may be adding a sibling. Welcome 312 Urban Pale Ale into the fold.
Three years worth of Half Acre Big Hugs will be tapped at Jerry’s Sandwiches in Andersonville on Thursday January 30th. Be there or be jealous.
A bill that would require the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to issue a conditional liquor license to retailers who are waiting for their full application to be approved recently passed the Michigan House and awaits action in the Senate. The Michigan legislature is back today after an extended break. The bill, while admittedly devoid of bells and whistles, would be …
Being big fans of beer produced in the Mitten state, we like to check in on legislative happenings there on occasion and happened across a bill that caught our eye; Senate Bill 1290. The legislation would allow for growler fills at more establishments in Michigan, something we – and I would suspect the vast majority of us craft beer fans …
State Representative Keith Farnham (D-Elgin) has formally introduced legislation to allow Illinois homebrewers to showcase their beers at festivals. Homebrewers in the state have been doing this for years, but this year the Illinois Liquor Control Commission began cracking down on the practice saying the Illinois Liquor Control Act prohibits homebrew from being shared outside of the home. Here is …
Tucked away in a Southtown Star article is some rather significant news about a push by homebrewers in Illinois to showcase their beer at festivals across the state. It’s something they’ve been doing for years – up until this year – when the Illinois Liquor Control Commission started cracking down on the practice citing laws that are currently on the …
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Beer Industry Compensation Act into law Monday. The Act, also known as SB 3399, was the only piece of substantial beverage industry related legislation to pass both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate during a relatively slow spring legislative session. According to bill’s synopsis it lowers the threshold for compensation when a brewer and …
There was an interesting article last week in The Times of Northwest Indiana profiling superstar brewery Three Floyds, its elusive beers and the breweries projected growth in the next two years. The article included an interesting tidbit about Three Floyds expected production this year and next (emphasis added): “Three Floyds brewed roughly 20,000 barrels last year (one barrel is 31 …
The turning over of the calendar to June has signaled the end of the Spring legislative session in Illinois. Lawmakers wrapped up their work, generally speaking, Thursday night. While this session closed without any earth-shattering legislation impacting the beverage industry heading to the governor’s desk, there were a number of proposals run up the flag pole over the last few …
Just like a good zombie thriller this bill keeps coming back – and now it’s picking up some steam.
5/24 UPDATE (in bold) It’s looking like this legislative session in Springfield is probably going to lack a blockbuster piece of legislation that will alter the landscape for brewers in the state. And, frankly, we’re okay with that after last year’s marathon Save The Craft coverage. That being said, there are still plenty of bills to keep tabs on and …
In a scurried attempt to play catchup on an intriguing piece of legislation in Michigan last week, we totally missed the fact that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed HB 1054 in to law. That bill, if you recall, includes the “3 Floyds Amendment.” That section of the legislation allows small brewers in Indiana to brew more beer and still be …
Beer labels, to date, from 4 Paws, 5 Rabbit, Bent River, Big Muddy, Big Shoulders, Goose Island, Half Acre, Lake Effect, Revolution and Spiteful.
New labels, to date, from Begyle, Church Street, Destihl, ISOB, Revolution and Triptych.
New labels, to date, from Begyle, Big Muddy, Finch’s, Goose Island, Lake Effect, Pipeworks, Revolution and Spiteful.
It’s not like the internet needs another glowing review of Heady Topper, but we wrote one anyways.
We acquired a handful of bottles of Eccentric Ale 2009 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer from Bell’s.
We squirreled away bottles of Founders Nemesis 2009 to sample every year or so. Join us on the journey.
We acquired limited amounts of Bell’s Eccentric Ale 2008 and are periodically pulling it from the cellar to check in on this unique beer.
We take a New Glarus Barleywine for a spin through the cellar.
We crack into five years worth of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, from 2009-2013. We found it to be varied, and not always chocolatey.
We follow the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 10,000.
We chronicle the cellared life of Bell’s Batch 9,000 — the second-to-last in the batch series.
We take Widmer Brothers new, Northwest Style IPA, Upheaval, for a spin. The beer was released, nation-wide, in early February.
We released our “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” single-hop hibiscus APA on February 13th. It was pretty good!