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Michiganders Drink New Brewpub Dry, Twice

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This past summer we told you about a mysterious brewery, One Trick Pony, that opened in Lansing, IL with little to no buildup. Turns out, it was owner Marc Kocol’s plan all along to fly under the radar until the brewery opened – in part to make sure he could meet demand. “We had to brew ALOT to replenish after …

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Third Time’s The Charm Review: Short’s Key Lime Pie

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When we first happened across Short’s Key Lime Pie (read, searched like crazy to find it) two years ago we found ourselves on the receiving end of a beer that didn’t quite live up to our expectations. We tried it not once, but twice, with the bottles coming from different six packs purchased on different occasions from different beer stores …

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Chicago’s Revolution Brewing Signs First Distribution Deal Outside Of Illinois

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Revolution Brewing Owner Josh Deth confirms to GuysDrinkingBeer that the likes of Anti-Hero IPA, Eugene Porter and Bottom Up Wit will soon be available in Ohio. Revolution recently signed on with Cavalier Distributing, who has distribution networks in both Ohio and Indiana. The wholesaler’s portfolio is a veritable who’s who of craft brands including; Dogfish Head, Stone, Great Divide and …

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The Many Phases Of Destihl’s Production Brewery

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A few weeks ago, we told you about Destihl’s plans for a production brewery that is just months away from being operational. Now we have more details on what beers Destihl will be rolling out , where you’ll see them and in what format (kegs, bottles, cans). Destihl CEO and Brewmaster, Matt Potts, tells GuysDrinkingBeer that essentially anything you’ve had …

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Half Acre’s Tap Room Officially Open For Business

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After months and months of waiting, the Chicago Tribune reports that Half Acre’s new taproom is open. Like, now. RIGHT NOW. “Doors open for the first time at noon today.” On tap, according to Josh Noel, 10 different Half Acre beers. “Magliaro told me that among the first things tapped will be Space (an India pale ale that will always be …

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Breaking Down The ILCC Vote In The City Beverage Case

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Documents have been filtering in to our inbox over the last few days, and we’ve been doing some research of our own, into the controversial decision Wednesday by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission to allow Anheuser-Busch to retain a minority ownership interest in an Illinois distributor. Anheuser-Busch, through the wholly owned subsidiary Wholesaler Equity Development Corporation, has been holding a …

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Anheuser-Busch Retains Minority Interest In City Beverage – UPDATE x3

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UPDATES BELOW The Illinois Liquor Control Commission today, in a landmark decision, voted 4-2 to allow Anheuser-Busch to maintain a minority ownership interest in Illinois distributor City Beverage. The seemingly controversial vote goes against a citation issued by the Commission’s own legal counsel claiming A-B and its wholly owned subsidiary, Wholesaler Equity Development Corporation (WEDCO), violated the Illinois Liquor Control …