Organized in conjunction with a fundraiser for an elementary school chess team, below is the most interesting beer dinner menu we’ve seen in quite a long time; Whole pig, Beijing duck and baby squid paired with Goose Island beer.
Follow along with our live-blog coverage of the Illinois legislature as it convenes in Springfield and is expected to vote on changes to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and the three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution.
Amid mounting pressure from the Illinois legislature, Anheuser-Busch has agreed to sell off its minority interest in Illinois distributor City Beverage by 2015.
An Illinois homebrew bill that would allow homebrewers to again take part in festivals in the state has been amended to include homebrew shops.
Follow along as we live-blog the Illinois legislature, which could take up homebrew legislation and tweaks to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution as soon as today.
We spend a lot of time talking about malts, hops and yeast that goes into making a beer, but one thing we don’t spend a lot of time considering is the water used in brewing. Because of that, Chicago-area brewers are joining their Midwestern brethren to spread the word on the importance of clean water.
PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL – AlphaBeersm is the only event that teaches craft beer lovers about 26 beers – one for every letter of the alphabet. It’s a three-hour tour of hops and barley and lagers and ales, and everything is crafted by masters who are passionate about their beers. The 10th AlphaBeer takes place on April 20 from 12p.m. …
Last week the chief sponsor of legislation designed to strengthen the Illinois Liquor Control Act and Illinois’ 3-tier system, specifically provisions on who can and who cannot hold an ownership interest in an Illinois distributor, amended the bill adding more teeth to the proposed law.
You know how people sometimes say “it’s an honor just to be nominated?” As it turns out, it’s quite true. We got word this morning that we’ve been nominated in the “Best Beer/Wine Blog” category for SAVEUR Magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards 2013. We kinda half-jokingly tweeted about it a couple weeks ago, but it seems someone out there took …
Some preliminary plans have been filed for the oft-rumored brewpub slated for the space on Ravenswood between Leland and Lawrence, and not the space directly on Lawrence as we initially had assumed. Big ol’ hat tip to @ravenshood with a nod to Center Square Journal for tweeting this morning about these plans (link goes to .pdf), posted to the website of the Alderman’s office, …