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Wirtz Beverage Adds To Its Craft Beer Portfolio, Again

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PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – Renowned specialty beer importer and producer, Vanberg & DeWulf, and the state’s leading wholesale distributor, Wirtz Beverage Illinois, announced today a new partnership to expand the availability of the importer’s portfolio. Under the agreement, Wirtz Beverage Illinois will have the exclusive statewide rights to sell and market Vanberg & DeWulf’s collection of nearly 50 beers …

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Craft Beer’s Best Bargain is Back – Two Brothers Returns to Costco

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Every couple of weeks we make the rounds at Costco and always take note of the beer aisle. Most of the time they have boxes full of a couple dozen Corona or Becks, or the Costco “craft beers” that I’ve always threatened to try and never have. Occasionally something fun, like four different six packs of the recently released Kona …

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New Hampshire’s Moonlight Meadery Expanding To Illinois

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PRESS RELEASE LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE – This winter, New Hampshire’s Moonlight Meadery (23 Londonderry Road #17, 603-216-2162) will bring their richly flavored, artisanally produced and gluten-free meads to an ever-increasing audience that now includes nearly two dozen states, including Illinois. Founded by meadmaker Michael Fairbrother in 2010 to produce mead (the world’s first recorded fermented beverage, traditionally made with honey …

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Beer Distribution Is Big Business In Illinois

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PRESS RELEASE SPRINGFIELD, Ill/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Illinois beer industry ranks fifth in the nation in terms of its economic contribution to the state’s economy, that’s according to a report released by The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). The first of its kind study shows that distributor operations in Illinois provide 15,196 jobs totaling more than $1 billion in wages and …

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Parlez-vous Français? French Craft Brewers Hold A Pair Of Events Next Week In Chicago

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NOTE: Next week we’ll be posting reviews of two of the beers pouring on Monday and Tuesday, Pietra Colomba and Jenlain Blonde. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – On Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12, nine French brewers, including Armelle Sialelli of Brasserie Pietra and brewery representative Audrey Saint-Leger of Brasserie Jenlain, will visit Chicago, bringing their beers with them, …

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“12 Beers of Christmas” Review: Great Lakes Christmas Ale

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Great Lakes says: “A holiday ale brewed with honey and spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon.” Great Lakes Christmas Ale Winter Warmer, 7.5% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Ryan: I’ve been trying to figure it out for weeks; “what does this beer remind me of?” After ordering this beer on tap nearly a dozen times this winter it finally hit me. …

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“12 Beers of Christmas” Cellar Review: Troegs Mad Elf 2009

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Troegs says: “The Mad Elf, a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf, a …

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“12 Beers of Christmas” Review: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2010

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Sierra Nevada says: “The long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter with Celebration® Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, Celebration® Ale is dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for a festive gathering or for a quiet evening at home.” Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale American IPA, 6.8% ABV Sayeth the Guys: Karl: …

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