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Frankenmuth Brewery Celebrates 150 Years

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Frankenmuth Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in the country, is celebrating its 150th anniversary by brewing a beer blended with a really, really old beer. The Detroit Free Press reports the 150th Anniversary Frankenmuth Dark Lager went on sale this week and should hit store shelves across Michigan the week of December 3rd. “Celebrating 150 years of brewing history, …

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Chicago Area Breweries Have Strong Showing at FOBAB

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Chicago area breweries placed in eight of the ten categories, took home five gold’s and a Best in Show at this past weekend’s Festival Of Barrel Aged Beer. Goose Island took home the most hardware with 4 medals and a Best in Show. Goose Island’s brewpubs also medaled as did Haymarket, Atlas Brewing, Solemn Oath, Flossmoor Station and Three Floyds. …

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Stone Enjoy By IPA On Trucks Bound For IL

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(Press Release)   THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING! CELEBRATE WITH STONE ENJOY BY 12.21.12 IPA ESCONDIDO, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Mayan civilization predicted that on December 21, 2012, the world would end in a fiery apocalypse. But thanks to Stone Brewing Co. one can, in his or her final moments, toast to a life well lived …

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Dogfish Head v Glunz; No Settlement In Sight

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(Editors Note: The following post was written by our legal analyst, Thom Vogelhuber. Thom is a 2012 DePaul Law School graduate and currently works as an associate attorney at Pittacora & Crotty, a small law firm in Chicago which focuses on business and commercial transactions and litigation.) Newly released documents in the compensation dispute between distributor Louis Glunz and Dogfish Head …

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John Hall Stepping Down As Goose Island CEO

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The man who started it all is leaving Goose Island. BeerPulse reports that John Hall, who founded Goose Island as a brewpub in 1988, announced at the companies quarterly meeting Thursday that he is leaving his post. “According to a source, Hall will be part of a newly-formed “craft advisory board” at A-B InBev along with Chief Operating Officer, Tony …

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Four Reasons We Love Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Saugatuck Brewing Company’s flagship beers arrived onto store shelves and tap handles at bars in Chicago to minimal fanfare in late September. The southwest Michigan brewery in Douglas, sandwiched between Benton Harbor’s The Livery and Holland’s New Holland (for those into beer geography), had long been on our radar as an up and comer in the state. Their daily offerings …

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Fresh Off The Truck; Left Coast Brewing Company

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Town and Country Distributors, a finalist for Craft Beer Distributor of the Year at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, just informed us – in 140 characters or less – that Left Coast Brewery’s beers are now in Chicago. @LeftCoastBrewco has finally arrived in Chicago! Asylym, VooDoo, Trestles & Hop Juice @chicagobeer @guysdrinkinbeer pic.twitter.com/PNWCi6xF — Town & Country Dist. (@tcsampling) …

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Aloha, Kona Brewing Company

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Binny’s quietly announced, at the end of last month, that Kona Brewing Company’s beers would soon be on store shelves in Chicago. “Longboard Lager, Kona’s flagship brew and most oft requested, will join Big Wave Golden Ale, Fire Rock Pale Ale, and a rotating seasonal on our shelves. Depending on the time of the year, the seasonal may either be …

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