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From The Cellar: Weyerbacher Tiny

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Weyerbacher says: “Tiny is a Belgian inspired Imperial Stout weighing in at 11.8%. You’ll find big chocolate and roasted notes, balanced with the Belgian flavors from the Abbey yeast strain. This beer is very smooth and lacks the astringency you sometimes find in these Imperial Stouts.” Weyerbacher Tiny Imperial Stout, 11.8% ABV Sayeth the Guys: FRESH Ryan: We’ve been sitting …

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New Chicago Beer Company Changes Names Again; Chicago, Meet Ale Syndicate

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It’s been nearly a year since the Evans brothers, Samuel and Jesse, announced they (and their well-publicized New Chicago Beer Company) were leaving The Plant, and finally we have an answer as to what they’ve been up to for this long. Below, is the announcement re-branding their efforts as Ale Syndicate Brewers, contracting through Big Chicago and Galena Brewing Companies. …

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The Illinois Legislature Is Taking Aim At Anhueser-Busch, WEDCO & City Beverage – UPDATED

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***UPDATE*** A companion bill has been filed in the Illinois House, mirroring the legislation introduced a week-and-a-half ago in the Illinois Senate. State Representative Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley), who sponsored the “Craft Brewer Act” in 2011, is the lead sponsor of HB 2606. Mautino is joined by nearly 40 co-sponsors – and counting Neither bill has been assigned to a …

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Flossmoor Station Looking To Expand?

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Tucked into an interesting Times of Northwest Indiana piece on development plans for a former crime-ridden apartment complex in Hammond, Indiana is this nugget. The city received three proposals, including a restaurant and brewery from the owners of the Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery in Flossmoor… According to the article, the brewing operation in Flossmoor is at capacity so they’re …

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A Bounty Of Barrel-Aged Awesomeness On Tap Thursday At Jerry’s In Wicker Park

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PRESS RELEASE Jerry’s in Wicker Park (1938 W Division St, Chicago) is excited to announce the return of their annual Barrel-Aged Beer event.  This year the rare barrels and doom will occur Thursday, February 21. OAK and IRON II: A Bounty of Barrel-Aged Beer Celebrate an eve of magic, myth, and epic heroism.  DJ Grimsbørg spins an array of fantasy-inspired …