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Beer Politics: Two Beverage Industry Related Bills On The Move In IL House

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The Illinois legislature is due back in Springfield tomorrow for the second week of the fall veto session, with a pair of beverage industry related pieces of legislation inching closer to a vote. The first is a controversial proposal pushed by State Representative Esther Golar (D-Chicago). The bill (SB 1531) would give the Local Liquor Control Commission in Chicago the …

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Getting To Know Fireman’s Brew

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Last month we told you about Fireman’s Brew and it’s foray into the Illinois market. The brand, started by a pair of Los Angeles area firefighters and contract brewed at Mendocino Brewing, is one of a handful of new breweries to find their way to Illinois in recent months. We recently had a chance to sit down with samples of …

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Give The Gift Of Half Acre

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If you’re wondering what to get us for Christmas, look no further than Half Acre. The Chicago brewery has teamed up with Dark Matter Coffee, Co-Op Sauce and the awesome folks at Bees Knees Food Company to put together a rather ridiculous gift basket for the holidays. Behold… The gift basket, which is $69 plus tax, includes the following goodies: …

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Frankenmuth Brewery Celebrates 150 Years

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Frankenmuth Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in the country, is celebrating its 150th anniversary by brewing a beer blended with a really, really old beer. The Detroit Free Press reports the 150th Anniversary Frankenmuth Dark Lager went on sale this week and should hit store shelves across Michigan the week of December 3rd. “Celebrating 150 years of brewing history, …

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Chicago Area Breweries Have Strong Showing at FOBAB

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Chicago area breweries placed in eight of the ten categories, took home five gold’s and a Best in Show at this past weekend’s Festival Of Barrel Aged Beer. Goose Island took home the most hardware with 4 medals and a Best in Show. Goose Island’s brewpubs also medaled as did Haymarket, Atlas Brewing, Solemn Oath, Flossmoor Station and Three Floyds. …

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Stone Enjoy By IPA On Trucks Bound For IL

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(Press Release)   THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING! CELEBRATE WITH STONE ENJOY BY 12.21.12 IPA ESCONDIDO, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Mayan civilization predicted that on December 21, 2012, the world would end in a fiery apocalypse. But thanks to Stone Brewing Co. one can, in his or her final moments, toast to a life well lived …