In April we told you about the complete makeover of Berghoff’s beers, which included new, colorful packaging and zippy beer names, in hopes of breathing new life into the brand. This week, Berghoff’s revival takes center stage at Sheffield’s, in Lakeview, where six new beers will debut.On tap, Thursday, beginning at 6:00 pm:
Yesterday, Chicago Real Estate Daily reported on the rent troubles being had by the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. Back in 2008 (three years before Anheuser-Busch bought the brand, but not the brewpubs) they went through a similar debacle but managed to come to a solution that allowed the brewpub to continue to operate on the site. We have to assume …
We checked out our first Beer Dinner in quite a while and lived to tell the tale of Perennial Artisan Ales and Perennial Virant, teaming up to produce awesomeness.
With a few flicks of a pen today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 2606 into law effectively ending Anheuser-Busch’s minority ownership — and majority control — over distributor City Beverage. The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the Illinois House and Senate during the spring legislative session, would prohibit a brewer from owning a distributor. Introduced in February, the bill specifically …
For the most part, we avoid beer dinners. They’re often quite predictable — a stout paired with a chocolate lava cake, again? — and very rarely do the beers intrigue us. That is not the case tonight, however. When a Michelin-recommended restaurant partners with an emerging brewery for an evening, it promises something a little above and beyond the standard fare. …
Dryhop Brewers poured growlers for the 1st time on Saturday, June 8, and we were there to see it. (And drink it too, of course.)
The Publican has been around for nearly 5 years, but few people have interviewed this hallowed restaurant’s Beer Director. We rectify that with this Q&A.
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.
The production cap for craft brewers in Illinois will be doubled under legislation that has passed the Illinois House and Senate.
Samplings of this beer in 2010 and 2011 brought about disappointment. Did two years in the cellar bring about any improvements in this now three year old beer?