The GABF 2021 Midwestern Medal Roundup
September 2021 New Beer Labels from Illinois Breweries
A Brief Aside on Old Nation Oktoberfest
A New Look for Guys Drinking Beer
Illinois’ Original Brewery Space is Just Off I-80 … And It’s Still Producing Alcohol
The 2021 Bourbon County Stout Lineup is Here, and Yep, It’s Barrel-tastic
August 2021 New Beer Labels from Illinois Breweries
New July 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois Brewers
This is the Most Insane Beer Raffle We’ve Ever Seen
New June 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois Brewers
Here Comes Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Aged Seltzer. Yes. For Real.
New Indy Beer Bar Transforms Itself into Far-Away Brewery “Taprooms”
Illinois Craft Beer Week 2021 is Coming! (PRESS RELEASE)
New May 2021 Beer Labels from Illinois Brewers
Review: Odell’s Barrelled Treasure Imperial Stout
Stay-At-Home Beer Reviews for Quarantine Drinking
Review: Goose Island Sai-Shan-Tea
Bold Dog Beer Co. Announced as 2019’s Brewing The American Dream Winners
“12 Beers of Christmas” Cellar Review: Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza
Review: Short’s Cinnabilly
My New Go-To: Grand Armory Brewing Wheezin’ the Juice
Review: Goose Island Pepe Nero
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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