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“Cider Summit” Coming To Chicago

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PRESS RELEASE (Seattle, WA)  January 18, 2012   SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL.  The inaugural Chicago event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11am-7pm in the Lakeview Terrace Room at Navy Pier.  The event will benefit The Great Lakes Cider …

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Lagunitas’ Chicago Tap Room On Track For April Opening; Brewery In The Fall – UPDATED

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***UPDATE*** It looks the proposed Chicago taproom is no longer on track for a spring opening. More HERE. ***END UPDATE*** Lagunitas Founder Tony Magee took to twitter on Monday to provide an update on how things are coming along with a planned brewery and tap room in Chicago. The tap room, at 18th and Rockwell in the Douglas Park neighborhood, …

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On Tap: Goose Island Rarities At The Barrelhouse Flat

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The bar that was the genesis for us naming Lincoln Avenue Chicago’s Best Drinking Street is doing its best to live up to lofty expectations. The Barrelhouse Flat, 2624 N Lincoln Ave, is tapping not one but TWO kegs of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout tonight along with kegs of Big John and Night Stalker. Here’s the official tap …

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New Firestone Walker Beers Hit Store Shelves Today

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Firestone Walker is expanding the number of its offerings available to craft beer drinkers in Chicago beginning today. The new beers include Double Barrel Ale, Pale 31, Velvet Merlin and – later this year – Solace. Below are descriptions of each, compliments of Firestone Walker. Double Barrel Ale – Our patented Firestone Union system uniquely incorporates 60-gallon American oak barrels into …

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5 Rabbit Founders Heading To Court…Against Each Other

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5 Rabbit has been making news for the many interesting moves they’ve made in the past few months – Chipotle partnerships, new beers, new brewers, new brewery. Now, unfortunately, they’re making news for something nowhere near as fun. They’re heading to court. Founders Andreas Araya (CEO) and Isaac Showaski (COO) have entered into litigation against each other, with Araya claiming defamation …

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Rolling Meadows Brewery And Koval Distillery Among Good Food Awards Finalists

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Congrats to our friends at Rolling Meadows Brewery in downstate Cantrall and the crew at Chicago based craft distiller Koval. Both have been named as finalists for the Good Food Awards. Winners will be announced later this month in San Francisco, CA. The Good Food Awards recognize small companies who churn out, “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced,” goods. Rolling Meadows …

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