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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 …

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New Microbrewery On Tap In Downstate Springfield

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Once a state capital long-devoid of locally brewed craft beer, the Springfield area will soon be home to three local breweries. According to the State Journal Register Engrained Brewing Company has begun construction on a restaurant and brewery, with plans to open later this year. Eight craft beers made on-site will be featured, plus guest craft beers. On the menu …

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“Cider Summit” Coming To Chicago

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PRESS RELEASE (Seattle, WA)  January 18, 2012   SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to Chicago, IL.  The inaugural Chicago event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11am-7pm in the Lakeview Terrace Room at Navy Pier.  The event will benefit The Great Lakes Cider …

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Lagunitas’ Chicago Tap Room On Track For April Opening; Brewery In The Fall – UPDATED

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***UPDATE*** It looks the proposed Chicago taproom is no longer on track for a spring opening. More HERE. ***END UPDATE*** Lagunitas Founder Tony Magee took to twitter on Monday to provide an update on how things are coming along with a planned brewery and tap room in Chicago. The tap room, at 18th and Rockwell in the Douglas Park neighborhood, …