View Post

Michiganders Drink New Brewpub Dry, Twice

In Beer News by RyanLeave a Comment

This past summer we told you about a mysterious brewery, One Trick Pony, that opened in Lansing, IL with little to no buildup. Turns out, it was owner Marc Kocol’s plan all along to fly under the radar until the brewery opened – in part to make sure he could meet demand. “We had to brew ALOT to replenish after …

View Post

Chicago’s Revolution Brewing Signs First Distribution Deal Outside Of Illinois

In Beer News by Ryan1 Comment

Revolution Brewing Owner Josh Deth confirms to GuysDrinkingBeer that the likes of Anti-Hero IPA, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit will soon be available in Ohio. Revolution recently signed on with Cavalier Distributing, who has distribution networks in both Ohio and Indiana. The wholesaler’s portfolio is a veritable who’s who of craft brands including; Dogfish Head, Stone, Great Divide and …

View Post

The Many Phases Of Destihl’s Production Brewery

In Beer News by Ryan1 Comment

A few weeks ago, we told you about Destihl’s plans for a production brewery that is just months away from being operational. Now we have more details on what beers Destihl will be rolling out , where you’ll see them and in what format (kegs, bottles, cans). Destihl CEO and Brewmaster, Matt Potts, tells GuysDrinkingBeer that essentially anything you’ve had …

View Post

Half Acre’s Tap Room Officially Open For Business

In Beer News by Ryan1 Comment

After months and months of waiting, the Chicago Tribune reports that Half Acre’s new taproom is open. Like, now. RIGHT NOW. “Doors open for the first time at noon today.” On tap, according to Josh Noel, 10 different Half Acre beers. “Magliaro told me that among the first things tapped will be Space (an India pale ale that will always be …

View Post

Breaking Down The ILCC Vote In The City Beverage Case

In Beer News by Ryan3 Comments

Documents have been filtering in to our inbox over the last few days, and we’ve been doing some research of our own, into the controversial decision Wednesday by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to allow Anheuser-Busch to retain a minority ownership interest in an Illinois distributor. Anheuser-Busch, through the wholly owned subsidiary Wholesaler Equity Development Corporation, has been holding a …

View Post

Anheuser-Busch Retains Minority Interest In City Beverage – UPDATE x3

In Beer News by RyanLeave a Comment

UPDATES BELOW The Illinois Liquor Control Commission today, in a landmark decision, voted 4-2 to allow Anheuser-Busch to maintain a minority ownership interest in Illinois distributor City Beverage. The seemingly controversial vote goes against a citation issued by the Commission’s own legal counsel claiming A-B and its wholly owned subsidiary, Wholesaler Equity Development Corporation (WEDCO), violated the Illinois Liquor Control …

View Post

ABDI & WSDI Chide IL Liquor Control Commission Over City Beverage Decission

In Beer News by Ryan1 Comment

The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois, a vocal opponent of Anheuser-Busch’s minority ownership of City Beverage, is taking the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to task over its decision today to allow A-B to retain its 30-percent interest in the Illinois distributor. In a press release emailed shortly after the decision was announced, ABDI President Bill Olson called the move a …

View Post

Long Awaited Decision In City Beverage Case Expected Today

In Beer News by Ryan2 Comments

A decision that has been months, if not years, in the making is expected today when the Illinois Liquor Control Commission holds its regular meeting in Chicago. The Commission, after going behind closed doors one last time at the start of its meeting, is expected to announce whether Anheuser-Busch – through a wholly owned subsidiary – can continue to hold …

See All Beer News Posts
See All Beer Reviews Posts