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Begyle-Dryhop Collaborative Black IPA Tapping Tonight At Northdown

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Ravenswood neighborhood-centric-brewers Begyle Brewing have teamed up with the crew from Dryhop, a much-anticipated brewpub opening early next year in Lakeview, to craft a Black India Pale Ale. Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sell Outs will be tapped tonight at Northdown Cafe & Taproom at 3244 North Lincoln Ave. Here are some tasting notes, compliments of Dryhop Head Brewer Brant Dubovick: …

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Schlafly To Chicago?

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St. Louis Post Dispatch Beer Columnist Evan Benn held a live-chat with Schlafly CEO and co-founder Dan Kopman on Friday. The nearly hour-and-a-half conversation covered a lot of ground including the early stages of the St. Louis brewery’s sour program, the expansion of its canned offerings and the possibility of opening up a brewpub in Chicago. That’s right, Chicago. “We …

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Chicago Beverage Systems Parent Company Is Buying Windy City Distribution

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It was reported over the weekend that beer wholesaler powerhouse Reyes Beverage Group, the largest beer distributor in the country, is purchasing Warrenville-based craft-centric distributor Windy City. The deal, reportedly worth 50 million dollars, will be finalized by the end of the year. Interestingly, according to the Chicago Tribune, Reyes will not be absorbing Windy City. Reyes’ Chicago Beverage Systems …

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Michigan Brewer Taps Into The Unexplored Market Of Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer

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At a time when double-digit alcohol content beers receive top billing at bars, brewpubs and bottle shops across the country, a small west Michigan brewer is making its footprint brewing a non-alcoholic beer. The idea started innocently enough at Schmohz Brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One of their mug club members wasn’t able to drink beer anymore. Well, beer with …

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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 …