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Draftmark: We Tried It, We Liked It

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Draftmark, Anheuser-Busch’s answer to home draft systems rolled out by Miller and Heineken, recently became available in the Chicago market. According to a press release we received, Draftmark is being called a, “intuitive, high-end device that fits neatly on refrigerator shelves, making a true draught beer experience possible in a few easy steps.” So does it live up to those …

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Now Brewing At Two Brothers; Coffee

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(Press Release) Warrenville, IL – December 11, 2012 –  This Friday, December 14th, Two Brothers Brewing Company is proud to announce their venture into specialty coffee. They will be serving free coffee samples to all guests at both Two Brothers Taphouse in Warrenville and Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. The Roastmaster will be present to field questions and talk about …

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No New Hearing In City Beverage Case

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Documents recently released by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission show that Chairman Steve Schnorf would not grant a new hearing in the case, despite pleas to do so from lawmakers in both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate. The documents include letters from state lawmakers and an email from Chairman Schnorf. The letters are dated November 16th and November 20th. …

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Revolution’s Penguin Hops Released Into The Wild

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Revolution Brewing’s beer brewed with hops grown at Shedd Aquarium is now available at nine bars around Chicago, including the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, which is holding a Penguin Hops tapping party tonight. The hops used in brewing Penguin Hops were first planted at Shedd Aquarium about five years as a way to spruce up the grounds. A Shedd …

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Help The Hopleaf: Some Jerk Stole Their Art

In Beer News by Karl1 Comment

Look, we have a pretty extensive collection of coasters and matchbooks, but those things are supposed to get taken. When people sneak out things like glassware and ashtrays and the like, that always kinda drove me nuts. So it was a huge bummer to wake up and see this on Facebook this morning: We search constantly to find rare and …

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‘Best Beer in the World’ Heading to Binny’s

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If you’ve heard of Westvleteren 12, you might have heard of it referred to as “the best beer in the world.” When Andrew gave it a shot last August, he confirmed: This beer was an incredibly balanced, unique, complex beer that I’m still trying to figure out…I walked away from this beer completely blown away by the balance and complexity in the …