The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois are sending a message to retailers: Don’t fill growlers.
Bills amending Illinois’ Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act have officially been shelved for this legislative session.
Founders beers will soon be making their way around Chicago on new trucks. The brewery is leaving its current distributor, Louis Glunz Beer Inc, for Lakeshore Beverage.
What was Big Chicago is now Ten Ninety Brewing.
Lawmakers are proposing changes to Illinois’ Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act. Here’s why that matters.
Legislation impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois sailed out of the Illinois House and is now two votes in the Senate and one signature from the governor away from becoming law.
Follow along as we live-blog the Illinois legislature, which could take up homebrew legislation and tweaks to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution as soon as today.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Beer labels approved so far this month from Bent River, Church Street, Finch’s, Half Acre, JT Walker’s, Lake Bluff, Metropolitan, Off Color, Only Child, Revolution and Two Brothers.
Beer labels approved so far this month from Bent River, Church Street, Goose Island, Lake Effect, Only Child Brewing and Revolution.
Beer labels approved so far this month from Big Muddy, Finch’s, Goose Island, Metropolitan, Revolution and Two Brothers.
Beer labels approved, so far this month, from Excel, JT Walkers, Little Egypt, Off Color and Pipeworks.
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.
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.