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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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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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