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Review: Newcastle Bombshell

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Newcastle says: An Englishman’s first love is his brown ale. However, in the summer he often fancies blondes instead! With this inspiration, we’ve created Newcastle Bombshell, an English style blonde ale. Newcastle Bombshell English Pale Ale, 4.4% ABV *This beer was provided by the brewery for the purpose of a review. Ryan: We’ve noticed, and perhaps you have too, our …

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Drink Better at This Years Illinois State Fair

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The Illinois State Fair — a ten-day celebration of agriculture, carnies and fried food on a stick – kicks off in Springfield tonight with the ceremonial Twilight Parade followed by the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Fair Friday morning. As someone who grew up in Springfield and frequented the fair each and every summer for two decades there …

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Begyle Farmers Hand: From Brewery to Pint Glass in Less Than Two Miles, And Why It’s Important

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Last fall I stood before members of the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois to talk about an emerging trend in Illinois at the time, the neighborhood brewery. A sit-down a month or so prior with Begyle Brewing to hear plans for their community supported brewery sparked the idea. And nearby Spiteful Brewing, Lake Effect Brewing in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood, …