Our 2023 “Best Beer” and “Best Beer Experience” Roundup
FoBAB ReFlections, 2023
The GABF 2023 Roundup of Great Lakes Medal Winners
30 Breweries. 18 Holes of Golf. One Awesome “Chicago Brews Back” Event.
2023 World Beer Cup Midwestern Winners
Sunsets & Sap Beers: A Trip to Emancipation Brewing Company
Bell’s Hazy Hearted IPA: I Like It, But…
The Lagunitas Taproom Reopens This Week — Here’s a Preview
Illinois Craft Beer Week 2023 Is Coming May 19-26
Open Outcry Brewing Now Self-Distributing
Our “Best of 2022” Everything-Beer-Related Post
The GABF 2022 Midwestern Medal Roundup
Press Release: Pilot Project Acquiring MKE Brewing Facility with Plans to Go International
Introducing “Logan Square Beer Week”
Review: Half Acre Long Thai Rainbow Rye
Review: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
“12 Beers of Christmas” Cellar Review: The Bruery 2 Turtle Doves
From The Cellar: Weyerbacher Tiny
Christmas in July Cellar Review: Schlafly Holiday Ale – Culinaria
Review: New Glarus Unplugged Cherry Stout
From The Cellar: Schlafly Reserve Barleywine 3 Year Vertical
Cellar Pull: Bell’s Batch 10,000
ABOUT GUYS DRINKING BEER
Guys Drinking Beer began in 2010 around dining room tables in the Chicago neighborhoods of Lincoln Square, North Center and Roscoe Village: the epicenter of the city's original craft beer boom.
Our premise was simple: 3 Guys, Drinking Beer, while taking notes on those beers (oh, and also playing video games).
What started as a parade of beer reviews turned into advocacy and education when small craft brewers nearly lost their right to self-distribute. We took our Save the Craft campaign (#savethecraft) and branded it as a beacon for those seeking real beer journalism, drafted from the halls of the statehouse and Chicago newsrooms.
From there, we pivoted to highlighting some of downstate Illinois' best and brightest craft brewers at our annual Chicago Craft Beer Week event - South of 80.
We cut our teeth in some of Chicago's most well-respected newsrooms. Now, we write about beer. Sure, we do other stuff too - jobs that put food on the table and keep the lights on. But if there's a pint and pen nearby, you can bet we'll be scribbling tasting notes, sharing stories and swapping intel on the latest brewery news.
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