Illinois January 2016 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 and northwest Indiana before they hit store shelves. Below are all of the January 2016 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.

All of our previous label posts can be found here.

This month’s approved beer labels hail from: Arcade, Bent River, Destihl, Empirical, Finch’s, Goose Island, Hailstorm, Lagunitas, Maplewood, Off Color, Pipeworks, Radium City, Revolution, Rolling Meadows, Temperance, Three Floyds, Triptych and Two Brothers.

Revolution Brewing Straight Jacket Barley Wine
Revolution Rev Pils
Revolution Brewing Galaxy Hero IPA

Looking for the approved January 2016 keg rings [which are also sent through the TTB]? We stopped posting those a while ago. Why? Well, 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. We opted to focus on new package labels in these posts. That means cans and bombers in all different shapes and sizes. 

If anything comes through the TTB that we consider super interesting or newsworthy, we may post an exception that proves the rule. We would likely also tweet them out separate from this post. Follow us here if you haven’t already.

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About the Author



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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