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Save The Craft: Goliath Is Getting Bigger

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Updated 4/20/11 to include former State Rep. Coy Pugh,  former House Democratic staffer Liz Brown, Barbara Staples King and Jennifer Morrison. A little over a month ago we told you about the “Anheuser-Busch Bill” and some of the players that factored in to the legislation. There is still no language for the bill, but insiders say A-B could make a …

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Save The Craft: Connecting The Dots UPDATED

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What started as a somewhat promising week in the Illinois legislature ended with a disappointing fizzle. A new senate bill was introduced, amended and cleared committee but was stalled on the Senate floor. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild was against it while the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois were in favor of it. We’ve previously broken down why these two …

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1 Year of GDB: Ryan’s Top 5 Beers Thus Far

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Lists!  Everyone loves ‘em.  And as such, we figured that with one full year of Guys Drinking Beer reviews and coverage in the books, we’d go back and take a look at the 5 beers that are still yanking our heartstrings.  Beers that we wish we were still drinking at this moment, and forever and ever, amen.  Beers that were …

1 Year of GDB: Karl’s Top Five Beers Thus Far

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Lists!  Everyone loves ‘em.  And as such, we figured that with one full year of Guys Drinking Beer reviews and coverage in the books, we’d go back and take a look at the 5 beers that are still yanking our heartstrings.  Beers that we wish we were still drinking at this moment, and forever and ever, amen.  Beers that were …

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Happy Beer-thday To Us!

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Holy crap, we’re a year old.  How the heck did that happen? Yes, cats and kittens, it was one year ago today that we welcomed Stone Brewing to Chicago and Chicago welcomed us.  (It was mostly the former, as I think we got something like 6 hits that day.)  Since then we’ve reviewed, cellared and sparged all across the globe …

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Save THEIR Craft: A Homebrewers Trials & Tribulations Of Opening A Brewpub And Why Self-Distribution Matters

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Last month we told you about one of two breweries in Illinois that distributes their own beer, Argus Brewery in Chicago.  Argus got its start by shopping its beer to restaurants in the suburbs after distributors wouldn’t return their phone calls.  Over a year later, Argus still self-distributes about one-third of its beer, mostly in DuPage County, and relies on …

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