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We’re Honored: GuysDrinkingBeer Earns a SAVEUR Magazine “Best Beer Blog” Nomination

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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 …

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Ravenswood Brewpub Plans Emerging: Meet “Band of Bohemia”

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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, …

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Legislation To Strip ABI Of Its Stake In IL Distributor City Beverage Is Picking Up Steam

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Proposed legislation that could ultimately force Anheuser-Busch to divest its ownership interest in Illinois distributor City Beverage is gaining momentum in Springfield. Mirroring pieces of legislation in the Illinois House and Senate were approved, unanimously, in committee prior to lawmakers departing for a two-week spring break. Legislators return to the capitol this week. The legislation appears to clearly define who …

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Uncle Fatty’s is Dead, Long Live Pinball at Headquarters Beercade (And We Called It!)

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It wasn’t but 48 hours after we tweeted this: Per DNAInfo, @emporiumchicago is expanding. Maybe HQ_Chicago could take over Uncle Fatty’s next?… — Guys Drinking Beer (@guysdrinkinbeer) April 2, 2013 …that Headquarters Beercade announced plans to Eater that they were taking over Uncle Fatty’s and moving in a couple dozen pinball machines. Holy crap, were we psychic? Or just …

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Homebrewing Legislation Headed to the Illinois State House

In Beer News, Beer Politics by Karl6 Comments

Over the past few weeks and months, members of the Illinois Homebrew Alliance (IHA), the Associated Beverage Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) and Illinois Licensed Beverage Assocation (ILBA) have been working in partnership to present a bill to the Illinois Legislature that would allow homebrewers to legally continue things like tastings, sampling events, contests and more; things that were technically somewhat …

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No Joke: Happy Birthday to GDB!

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In years to come, we’ll continue to wonder: What in the world made us release this site on April 1st, when we knew full well that the internet is always chock full of stupid pranks, intentionally-bad 24-hour site redesign, and generally unbelieveable content? And then we’ll remember, oh yeah, beers from Stone entered Chicago on that date in 2010, which …