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Review: Trappist Westvleteren 12

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Abdij Sint-Sixtus say: Trappist Westvleteren 12 brewed by Abdij Sint-Sixtus is a quadrupel beer with an alcohol content of 10,20%. Red-brown colour, clear. Full, creamy aroma. Rich, caramel-like and malt flavour palette. Trappist Westvleteren 12 Quad, 10.2% ABV Andrew: Avid readers of our site (HI MOM!) probably realize that we don’t dabble much, if at all, in import beers. It’s …

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Makgeolli To Be Brewed In Chicago Soon? And What is The Stuff, Anyways?

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There are seemingly dozens of breweries in the planning stage throughout the state, but one of the most interesting and unique has taken the first step towards opening, and they’re not brewing beer – they’re brewing Korean rice wine, or Makgeolli. Today the Illinois Liquor Control Commission posted Slow City Brewery’s (and Slow City Makgeolli’s) craft brewer application on its …

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Hold Off On The Next Kenosha Beer Run, O’so Is Now In Chicago

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Plover, Wisconsin based O’so Brewing can now be found on store shelves in Chicago, through Louis Glunz Beer Inc. Six beers are now available including; 3rd Wheel (Belgian Blonde), Hopdinger (American Pale Ale), Hop Whoopin (American IPA – 95 IBU’s), Lupulin Maximus (Double IPA), Memory Lane (German Pilsner) and The Big O (American Blonde). Binny’s Beer Blog notes two unique …

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ABDI Won’t Close The Books On City Beverage Case Without A Fight

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As the Illinois Senate convenes for a three-day “lame duck” session, the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois is making a last-minute push for legislation to strip Anheuser-Busch of its minority ownership interest in an Illinois distributor. The ABDI, an organization representing wholesalers in Illinois, called on lawmakers to amend legislation addressing the ownership of a distributor by a brewer ASAP. …

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GDB’s 2012 Chicago Craft Beer Awards

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In 2011, Paul at Chitown on Tap posted his “Craft Beer in Review” as a way to, in his words, “give props to the amazing people in our local craft beer community who have made drinking the good suds so damn rewarding this year.” Paul has moved on from the writing about beer (temporarily, we understand) to actually making the stuff …

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Chicago Area MillerCoors Wholesalers Acquire Dogfish Head, New Holland Distribution Rights

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UPDATE BELOW Nearly three months ago we told you that Dogfish Head was leaving its Chicago area wholesaler, Louis Glunz Distributing, now we can tell you where they are going. Dogfish Head’s entire portfolio of “Off-Centered Ales” will be distributed in the Chicago area by MillerCoors’ cluster of nine wholesalers. Glunz, named Beer Distributor of the Year this year by …

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Happy Holidays From GDB

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We’re going on a holiday break, of sorts, taking a short time off from posting beer news and reviews so we can enjoy some time with friends and family – and, most likely, a good beer or two. We hope you’ll have a chance to do the same. From all of us at GuysDrinkingBeer – have a happy holiday and …

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Go Out In Style At Jerry’s In Wicker Park

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If the Mayans are correct and the world really is going to end on December 21st, you might as well be drinking some good beer when it happens. Jerry’s Sandwiches, 1938 W Division St in Wicker Park, is teaming up with Stone for a killer party featuring the likes of Vertical Epic 11.11.11, Vertical Epic 12.12.12 and Vertical Epic 09.09.09 …