Beer store shelves have been devoid of Shelton Brothers beers for months. And no one really knows why.
We expand on our coverage of Illinois Beer Politics to look at liquor law changes made by other state’s, craft beer-friendly or otherwise.
We know you wrote in our yearbook: “don’t ever change.” But we did. However, we promise this new site layout is for the best and we hope you think so too.
We like craft beer. But as Chicagoans, we also have a soft spot in our heart for Old Style. Let’s learn a little more about it.
You may have noticed that our posting has slowed down over the last few weeks. And it has. But never fear, we haven’t abandoned the site for a summer vacation.
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Despite finding a location for a brewpub, plans for a Schlafly Chicago Tap Room have been put on hold indefinitely.
A proposed brewpub rule change that could be detrimental to some Illinois brewers is heard before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
In our Makers series, we sit down with Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois President Bob Myers to talk growlers, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and the ever-evolving policy changes in Springfield.
Just in time for the dog days of summer, Lazy Magnolia is bringing its liquid southern charm to Illinois.
Beer labels, this month, from 4 Paws, Ale Syndicate, Atlas, Begyle, Church Street, Flesk Brewing, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, Half Acre, Lake Effect/DryHop Brewers and Two Brothers.
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.
Whether by foresight or fear, we cellared Dark Horse’s monstrous barleywine, 3 Guy Off The Scale, for five years. It turned out to be a fun experiment.
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.