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Shift On Over To Jerry’s In Wicker Park Today For Some New Belgium Goodies

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PRESS RELEASE To celebrate the release of New Belgium’s SHIFT Pale Lager being available on draft in Chicago, Jerry’s Wicker Park is offering several of New Belgium’s delicious beers with suggested food pairings this Thursday, January 31st. SHIFT Pale Lager, Lips of Faith Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout, Lips of Faith BIER DE GARDE, and Lips of Faith La Folie will …

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Mundelein Based Tighthead Brewing Expanding Its Footprint

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One of our favorite, under the radar brewers in the Chicago area is expanding its distribution area and is also planning to bottle and can its beers later this year. Binny’s beer blog has the scoop. “Tighthead Brewing of Mundelein is planning to quickly expand distribution of their beers south of Armitage Ave. This means that the beers of Tighthead …

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Why So Many Crafty Beer Collaborations In Chicago?

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The Full Pint takes a look at the uptick in brewer collaborations in Chicago, with a focus on a soon-to-be-released collaborative brew from Lakeview brewpub DryHop Brewers and Lake Effect Brewing in Portage Park. Here’s a snippet, but go read the whole thing – it will be well worth your time. “So just why are so many Chicago breweries lining …

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Growler Legislation Introduced Again In Michigan

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A proposal to allow growler fills at bars and restaurants in Michigan is back on the front burner. At the start of the new year the Michigan legislature was wiped clean; new and returning members automatically took office and the cache was cleared on all the bills that were introduced over the last two years that didn’t become law. The …

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Deschutes Taps Former Goose Island Employee To Serve As Illinois Market Manager

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PRESS RELEASE 29 January 2013 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery has hired Gavin Stoub as its new market sales manager for the state of Illinois. The company launched its beers in the state earlier this month, releasing four of its most popular beers and participating in more than 55 events over a two-week period in the Chicago area. In …

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Rolling Meadows Brewery A Winner At The Good Food Awards

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Downstate Cantrall based Rolling Meadows Brewery came home a winner from the Good Food Awards, held earlier this month in San Francisco, CA. The Good Food Awards recognize small companies who churn out, “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced,” goods. Rolling Meadows’ Abe’s Ale was among 13 winners in the beer category. “It reinforces for us that we are making beer that …

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Greenbush Brewing Inks Deal With Wirtz Beverage For Statewide Distribution

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Another big get for the newly assembled craft beer team at Wirtz, coming off the heels of Deschutes entry into Illinois through the distributor. Greenbush was previously distributed by Windy City Distribution, which was recently purchased by Reyes Beverage – the parent company of Chicago Beverage Systems. PRESS RELEASE January 28, 2013 – In a new agreement announced today, Greenbush …

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Howells & Hood Promises Hundreds – Yes, Hundreds – of Tribune Tower Beer Taps

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The folks at Bottleneck Management recently earned some unexpected praise as one of the country’s Best Beer Bars from Draft Magazine for their Old Town Pour House. Today’s news, this time about their new Howells & Hood restaurant heading into the Tribune Tower, is a jaw-dropper. They’re planning to create what we have to believe is one of the biggest beer …

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5 Course Goose Island Beer Dinner At Rockit Bar & Grill

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PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO – January 18, 2013 – Inspired by TasteIT, a weekly offering giving guests half off selected wines and craft beers,  Rockit Bar and Grill, located at 22 W. Hubbard, will host its second TasteIt Insider Dinner on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a five-course dinner paired with a craft beer selection from Goose Island Beer Co., guests will …