IL November 2015 Beer Labels

In Beer Labels by Karl

Each week (or thereabouts) we pore over a database of beer labels approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, to bring you new, reworked or re-branded beers from brewers across Illinois before they hit store shelves. Below are all of the November 2015 beer labels we’ve discovered.

You can do this too, if you want! All of these are publicly available through the TTB’s website. But you don’t have to, because you have us and we’re the dorks that find this kinda stuff interesting.

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This month’s approved beer labels hail from: Empirical, Lagunitas, Main Street, Reinstone, 5 Rabbit, Middle Brow, Goose Island, Off Kilter, Little Egypt, Radium City, Hailstorm.

Note that we do not post keg rings any longer; they can occasionally give insight into a new beer name but generally a bunch of round things with printing on it isn’t the best visual experience. (If anything comes out that’s super interesting we may post an exception that proves the rule; we may also tweet them out separate from this post. Follow us here if you haven’t already.)

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You can search all of our label posts by month by searching “labels” here.

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Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers. If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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