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Off Color Brewing & Miller High Life Releasing Collaboration Saturday

October 12, 2016 |

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.

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Event Preview | Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer!, a Barleys Angels Event

October 11, 2016 |

Got plans on Monday? If I were you I’d change them. Barley’s Angels Chicago is hosting a sizzling event Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer!  in Wicker Park’s Links Taproom on October 17th at 6:30 p.m. Where There’s Smoke, There’s Beer! is the first in a series of Barleys Angels Chicago Fall events which promises to be delicious, education and always a blast. As a women’s craft beer group dedicated to educating and appreciating good brew, Barley’s Angels knows how to make learning fun.

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Event Recap | BrewDog’s Inaugural ‘Annual General Mayhem’

October 6, 2016 |

On Saturday, September 24, BrewDog Brewing Co. opened its brand new 100,000 square foot brewery doors in Columbus, OH to over 1,000 Equity Punks for the Inaugural ‘Annual General Mayhem’ event.  This annual ‘business’ meeting was far from your typical … Read More

Founders Brewing Co. | Mosaic Promise

October 5, 2016 |

Craft beer has always been about the story. If you can make oatmeal, you can probably make beer. That’s the easy part. Beer comes in different shades of colors and styles. Yet, despite the basics of brewing being so simple, we are still drawn to drinking and discovering all the different styles and interpretations brewers put on our favorite liquid courage.

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Event Preview | Munster Ale Fest

October 4, 2016 |

Once again Brewfest Partners, along with Munster Parks and Recreation, bring their festival prowess to Northwest Indiana. On October 15, Munster Ale Fest will take over Centennial Park located at 900 N. Centennial Dr., Munster, Indiana. This is a 21 and over event, so no children, babies or pets allowed.

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Maplewood Brewery & Distillery | Son of Juice

October 4, 2016 |

Everyday, you wake up and, among other things, decide what to wear. A top, shoes, necklace, skirt, pants – whatever. Maplewood Brewery is trying to expedite this process by offering you the option to wear your Juice Pants out in the world.

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Goose Island Beer Co. | Brewery Yard

October 3, 2016 |

When drinking your favorite craft beer, how often do you think about the history behind it? To be honest there isn’t a lot of history behind most craft beer. In an industry that isn’t very old and more typically focuses on the new and exciting release, history often doesn’t make its way into craft beer. But Goose Island’s Brewery Yard is one beer that features a unique and interesting historical tale.

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Event Recap | Goose Island Clybourn’s Belgian Fest

September 29, 2016 |

Quality over quantity can be a beautiful thing for a beer festival. It seems that every festival nowadays boasts that they’ll the most breweries and the most beers. But at this past weekend’s Belgian Fest at Goose Island Clybourn, it wasn’t the number of breweries that people were talking about; it was the quality of the beer being poured.

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Hop Butcher For The World | Your Wish Is Granted

September 28, 2016 |

I recently went to a carnival. After surviving the Tilt-A-Whirl, ring toss, and the tamale boat, I needed something to wash it down. Unfortunately, the carnival was sponsored by AB-InBev, so all they had was Bud Light. I wandered around and found a fortune telling machine by the Port-o-Potties. Braving the stench, I put a dollar in quarters in and saw Zoltar’s face light up and move, asking me for my wish.

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2016 GABF Pour List Preview

September 26, 2016 |

With 775+ breweries in attendance and 3,500+ beers available for sampling, the dazzling array of choices at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival could overwhelm even the most seasoned beer enthusiasts. Are you looking for all the sours? IPAs? Barleywines? Look no more!

Continuing one of our favorite GABF traditions, we reached out to every brewery attending the festival this year to get a preview of what they will be pouring. We hope our exclusive pour list preview will give you a head start on planning the best route possible through the maze of GABF breweries in order to gain the best beer for your buck. Read More

Old Irving Brewing Co. Opens in Chicago

September 22, 2016 | 1

The week has finally come for the much-anticipated opening of Old Irving Brewing Company. OIB is located in the sneakily densely populated Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago just off the Edens at 4419 W. Montrose. The brewery is also only a couple blocks from the Montrose Blue line stop, making it very commuter friendly. Right now only street parking is available, however, a parking lot is in negotiations. Read More

Craft Beer News | Rhinegeist Expands to Massachusetts

September 22, 2016 |

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.

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Event Preview | BrewDog’s Inaugural ‘Annual General Mayhem’

September 21, 2016 |

It has been long awaited, and the day is almost here when BrewDog Brewing out of the U.K. will open its doors in Columbus, Ohio. But first, BrewDog needs to take care of a little business. How does the most badass brewery out of the United Kingdom take care of business, you ask? By inviting 46,000 ‘Equity Punks’ to Columbus for the Inaugural ‘Annual General Mayhem’ event on Saturday, September, 24th.

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Ultimate 6er | Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

September 21, 2016 |

Chicago is well known for many things. Second City, The Great Chicago Fire, Italian beef sandwiches…

But perhaps the most famous item to come out of Chicago is deep dish pizza.  We came up with our Ultimate 6er of local Chicago beers that pair well with some of our favorite local Chicago pizza places.

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Brewery Showcase | Transient Artisan Ales (Bridgman, MI)

September 20, 2016 |

In order to standout as a brewery in the great state of Michigan, you’ve got to go above and beyond just brewing really solid beer. Since 2012 over 100 new craft breweries have opened in the fruitful state of Michigan alone. But Transient Artisan Ales, in the southwest corner in Bridgman, has begun found a way to gain not just local industry attention but national acclaim as well.

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Urban Chestnut Zwickel Radlers to Debut at Oktoberfest

September 20, 2016 |

As the cooler temperatures of fall ascend on our city, it’s time to welcome back fall beers and of course fall beer festivals. That’s right it’s time to drop the C in October and replace it with the K, and welcome back all of area’s bests Oktoberfests.

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Chicago’s Goose Island Migration Week Comes to Logan Square

September 19, 2016 |

Chicago’s Goose Island Migration Week comes to Logan Square September 26th thru September 30th with a full week of craft beer inspired events at a variety of locations.

The brewery has been doing Migration Weeks throughout 2016 and have visited cities not only around the United States but all over the world. Goose Island Migration Weeks have been to the UK, China, South Korea and still have plans to go to Guadalajara later this year. Migration Week has been in Chicago once before, when in June the brewery was in Lincoln Park for a week.

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Chicago’s Best Craft Beer Bars to Watch the Bears

September 19, 2016 |

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.

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Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Announces New Executive Director

September 17, 2016 |

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.

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Photo from LinkedIn.com

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Event Recap | Chicago’s German-American Oktoberfest

September 16, 2016 |

Chicago’s German-American OktoberFest, held in the city’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, celebrates culture, history, and of course good old fashioned Deutschland fun. However, it also provides a glimpse into Chicago’s love affair with German-style bier, both traditional and modern craft.

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