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Cleetus Friedman Takes Over the Kitchen at Fountainhead

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Really, everything you need to know is in the title, but the official press release follows. This is a perfect fit, and while we’ve always enjoyed the frites and monkey bread (and hope at least the latter remains on the menu still) the food always paled in comparison to the great beer here. Today, that changes. You can remind yourself of …

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Eater Chicago and Chicagoist Talk to Rick Bayless About Beer (Among Other Things)

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Chef Rick Bayless is on a press offensive, it seems, with interviews posted on Eater Chicago and Chicagoist today. Eater’s interview today with Chef Bayless covers the River North neighborhood, mislabeled seafood, Sargento and a few other topics, but most notably for our readers is the amount of time they spend discussing Bayless’ plans to create a craft beer with Crown …

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Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA Released This Week

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Press Release ESCONDIDO, CA – On March 18, Stone Brewing Co. will release its first collaboration beer of 2013: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA. Conceptualized by Jim Moorehouse, Brad Zeller, and Nate Albrecht of Aleman, the recipe formulation and brewing also featured collaborators Greg Koch and Mitch Steele of Stone, as well as Jason and Jim Ebel, co-founders of Chicago’s …

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NBWA & BA Now Accepting Nominations For Craft Beer Distributor Of The Year

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PRESS RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Seventh Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote craft beer. The award will be presented jointly October 12, 2013, …

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Going Another Round With Deschutes

In Beer News, Beer Reviews by Ryan0 Comments

The first wave of feedback we received when we posted our initial thoughts about Deschutes’ arrival in Illinois focused not on what we reviewed, but what we didn’t. It seems some shared our muted view of Black Butte and Mirror Pond but were wowed by both the Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale and Hop Henge Experimental IPA. We heard about …

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Two Brothers To Can More Beers

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PRESS RELEASE Two Brothers Brewing Company is excited to introduce a new member to the year around family of brews. Sidekick Extra Pale Ale will be available in cans starting mid March. Two Brothers Brewing Company’s Sidekick Extra Pale Ale is loaded with juicy citrus and passion fruit hops and artfully balanced with light malt character. “Were adding Sidekick to …

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Deschutes’ Inversion IPA Is Coming To Illinois

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When we first heard about Deschutes entrance into Illinois all we could think about was hops, hops and MORE HOPS. I mean, that’s what breweries in the Northwest are known for, right? Tongue numbing, palate wrecking, hallucinatory IPA’s. So color us a little bummed when the first three beers we were greeted with didn’t melt our taste buds. But that …