Craft Beer News
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From day one, the Band of Bohemia team consisting of Michael Carroll, Craig Sindelar, Matt Dubois, Carlos Matias, Mario Lopez, Tom Santelle strove to reflect the highest of standards in the field of culinary and brewing excellence. That distinction has now been validated as Band of Bohemia becomes the first brewpub to receive a Michelin Star recognition of excellence in the culinary dining field. More impressive, is the fact that the Chicago-based brewpub’s is just celebrating their one year anniversary this upcoming November 19.
Every November since 2003, the craft beer world descends on Chicago for the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers – more commonly known as FoBAB. It’s the largest festival celebrating barrel-aged and wood-aged beers featuring more than 150 brewers and more than 400 beers for fans to try.
It was announced earlier today via The Coloradoan, that former U.S. President Bill Clinton will speak at a rally at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins on behalf of his wife and Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The 42nd President of the United States will address crowd goers at the country’s fourth largest craft brewery Friday afternoon from 4-6pm. Doors open at 2:30pm on Friday and those looking to attend the event can RVSP via the Clinton campaign website.
The dominos continue to fall in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global quest for beer domination. This morning the world’s largest brewery conglomerate announced the acquisition of Karbach Brewing.
The Houston-based brewery was founded in 2011 and quickly grew in production from 17,000 barrels in 2013 to upward of 40,000 a year later. Karbach also went on to open a second $15 million brewpub location in 2015, expanding their production capabilities with plans to hit a goal of 150,000 barrels a year within the next three years.
As the calendar gets ready to turn to November there probably isn’t anyone happier than Goose Island as they get ready to release 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout. Following a tumultuous year that featured two separate refunds of four of the six variants of 2015 BCBS, the new lineup has been announced and craft beer fans around the country are getting ready for the Black Friday release.
Many in Chicago are familiar with Moody Tongue Brewery and its unique form of culinary brewing. Now, Chicagoans can taste brewmaster, and culinary-trained, Jared Rouben’s creations fresh from the tap. The Tasting Room (2136 S. Peoria St., Chicago) opened Friday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Christine Perich, the long time New Belgium Brewing employee who was elevated to the role of CEO last year, has announced that she will be stepping down from the position and leaving the company by the end of November.
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WATERLOO, IL – They are literally the newest bar-brewery in our area, opening their doors just last month after two and a half years of dedicated work towards the goal.
Way back on November 11, 2013, if you listened closely, you heard the collective gasp as the Atlanta Braves announced their move to a soon-to-be built stadium in Cobb County, 10 miles north of downtown. With the Atlanta Braves having spent the past fifty seasons plying their trade in basically the same spot just south of the city, reactions to the move were mixed. Loyalists grumbled, northsiders rejoiced.
Another major Chicago brewery is recalling beer due to yeast issues that are causing the beers to taste different than the brewers expected. On October 17th Revolution Brewing issued a product withdrawal of six of their beers because of an issue with the house yeast they used in the brewing process.
Only two and half more months left in 2016! Seriously, that’s a bit ridiculous.
Now, please don’t freak out and start your holiday shopping now… well maybe you should if you are a bit of a procrastinator. Take a breather and stop by one of these 16 awesome new breweries, meaderies, and cideries, opening the next few months. Who knows? You might find a real cool gift for a friend, family member, coworker, or PorchDrinking writer.
Earlier today, it was announced that Kirin Holdings Company Limited and its subsidiary Kirin Brewing Company have concluded a partnership agreement with Brooklyn Brewery, through which they have acquired a 24.5% stake in the New York-based brewery.
Big meets small. Corporate meets…well whatever the most opposite of corporate can be. That was my initial thought when I heard that Off Color Brewing and Miller High Life were collaborating on a beer together. The result – Eeek! an American Wild Ale set for release this Saturday at Off Color.
This year’s 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony was anything but dull. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Festival, the Brewers Association, the trade organization that puts on the event, assembled a much more polished performance in recognizing the industry’s best.
With the announcement of the 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout line-up Goose Island is metaphorically closing the book on a rough 2015 for the iconic barrel-aged beer series.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist is headed for Massachusetts.
The “Ghost of the Rhine” brewery that breathed life into the old Cincinnati brewing district resides in the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895) – a facility so large it hosts motorcycle shows, dances, concerts, and wiffle ball tournaments. But, even that expansive space wasn’t large enough to contain Rhinegeist. The brewery needed to expand, and Massachusetts is where it is landing.
During this football season don’t be subjected to drinking subpar beer while watching the Chicago Bears. We have a continuously updated list of Chicago’s best craft beer bars to watch the Bears, which includes the surrounding suburbs. These game watch-spots serve top-notch craft offerings, while also turning up the audio during the games.
Want to add a brewery or craft beer bar to the list? Email us. We’ll update this list daily.
After a search that lasted most of the summer, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild has announced they have hired Danielle D’Alessandro as their new executive director. D’Alessandro replaces Justin Maynard who left the guild back in June and is now working at Baderbräu in Chicago.
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
Here in Seattle, we get it: It’s really, really hard to say goodbye to summer.