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Mundelein Based Tighthead Brewing Expanding Its Footprint

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One of our favorite, under the radar brewers in the Chicago area is expanding its distribution area and is also planning to bottle and can its beers later this year. Binny’s beer blog has the scoop. “Tighthead Brewing of Mundelein is planning to quickly expand distribution of their beers south of Armitage Ave. This means that the beers of Tighthead …

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‘Best Beer in the World’ Heading to Binny’s

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If you’ve heard of Westvleteren 12, you might have heard of it referred to as “the best beer in the world.” When Andrew gave it a shot last August, he confirmed: This beer was an incredibly balanced, unique, complex beer that I’m still trying to figure out…I walked away from this beer completely blown away by the balance and complexity in the …

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Aloha, Kona Brewing Company

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Binny’s quietly announced, at the end of last month, that Kona Brewing Company’s beers would soon be on store shelves in Chicago. “Longboard Lager, Kona’s flagship brew and most oft requested, will join Big Wave Golden Ale, Fire Rock Pale Ale, and a rotating seasonal on our shelves. Depending on the time of the year, the seasonal may either be …

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Sparging The News: Galactic is Back, Fountainhead Gets Wet, Two Brothers Take Over

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When it merits, we will bring you the relevant, generally-Chicago-centric information about what you’ll be imbibing around town.  Here’s what’s running through our Mash Tun of Information: Way before the nation went Canadian Breakfast Stout crazy, the city of Chicago went mildly mad for Galactic Daisy Cutter, a specialty Half Acre brew “jam packed with sticky Galaxy hops” that sold …