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Inside Revolution Brewing’s Latest Deep Wood Release

January 18, 2023 |

Capping off the 2022-23 Deep Wood lineup from Revolution Brewing are two of the most highly anticipated releases since the beers were announced over the summer. Later this week, several locations will host preview parties and pickups will begin.

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Tips to Have a Great Time at FoBAB

November 2, 2022 |

The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) is unlike any other beer festival in the country. No other place can you find more barrel-aged beers to sample under one roof. That being said, here are some tips so you can have a great time and be safe.

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2022 Bourbon County Stout Review | The 30th Anniversary

October 24, 2022 | 1

Thirty years ago, Goose Island Beer Co. released the first edition of Bourbon County Brand Stout. Its initial success evolved into a phenomenon resulting in beer drinkers annually lining up around the block at various stores to try to get their hands on a bottle. In celebrating the 30th Anniversary, Goose Island brought back two fan-favorite variants among the seven-bottle 2022 Bourbon County Stout lineup.

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Revolution Brewing Set to Release Three Familiar Deep Wood Beers

October 11, 2022 |

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The next Revolution Brewing Deep Wood release will feature a trio of returning entries including two classics and one other highly popular returner.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Katie de la Rosa Half Acre

October 7, 2022 |

In Episode 71 of “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Katie de la Rosa, Hospitality General Manager at Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago. 

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3 Floyds Brewing | Crushing Mass BA Coffee Stout

August 29, 2022 |

Not every brewery has the bravado to put out a beer with the sheer coffee firepower contained in a bottle of Crushing Mass. 3 Floyds Brewing in Munster, IN is certainly not like every brewery. Crushing Mass is the latest example of 3 Floyds Brewing living up to their moniker of “It’s Not Normal” while still putting out a dazzling Barrel-Aged Coffee Stout.

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Pipeworks Brewing Co. | Super Rainbow Sure Bet

July 28, 2022 |

Super Rainbow Sure Bet from Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago isn’t subtle with its can design or willingness to use lots of ingredients. The beer itself, however, will surprise you. It’s a delicate but nuanced tropical Imperial IPA that is more like being kissed by a unicorn than kicked by one.

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Urban Brew Labs | Currantly Unavailable (Gose)

June 28, 2022 |

Some beers are easy to categorize. Then there are beers like Currantly Unavailable. Currantly Unavailable from Urban Brew Labs is not a beer that fits neatly into any one box and that’s a great thing. This black currant and lime Gose has a unique taste that is worth experiencing.

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Lo Rez Brewing | Java Logic Pilsner

April 15, 2022 |

Java Logic from Lo Rez Brewing in Chicago, Illinois achieved something special. They crafted a memorable beer that stands out in a sea of other options. There is no shortage of examples of breweries teaming up with coffee roasters to make beer but Java Logic really hit the mark. It’s the perfect combination of unique and classic.

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Off Color Brewing | Beer for Lounging Pale Ale

February 18, 2022 |

The release of a pale ale usually wouldn’t raise many eyebrows. It’s a staple of nearly any brewery. But when Off Color Brewing released a new pale ale, it was a startling surprise for many of its fans.

While other breweries make an endless supply of IPAs, pale ales and other hoppy beers, Off Color has steadfastly refused to ever make one. Off Color started in 2013 with an initial lineup of a saison, a gose and a kotbusser — instead of an IPA, pale ale and a double IPA.

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Brewery Showcase | Moor’s Brewing Company

February 15, 2022 | 1

If you haven’t yet heard of Moor’s Brewing, then you haven’t been paying attention. While the brewery is only about eight months old, Moor’s is seeing early success and momentum through their ever-growing list of distribution partners, a current residency at Haymarket Brewing and many more partnerships and events in the pipeline.

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Beers For Gaming | Firewatch & Woodland Chill Cold IPA

February 4, 2022 |

Some games might draw you in with intense action, or a complex mechanic, whereas some games are simply there to tell a story and leave an impression. Firewatch, a 2016 game from Campo Santo, is a compelling adventure game that wonderfully mixes in mysterious interactions with incredible dialogue and perfectly scored music all set against a picturesque backdrop of the Wyoming Wilderness. Read More

Hop Butcher Announces 2nd Location in Former 5 Rabbit Space

February 4, 2022 |

Hop Butcher for the World entered 2021 with no brewery of their own. They begin 2022 two.

It was previously announced that they would take over Half Acre’s Lincoln Ave location but what many didn’t know was that even before they had closed on that location, Hop Butcher had already closed on the former 5 Rabbit location in Bedford Park.

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Sneak Peek | Revolution’s Final Deep Wood Release

January 28, 2022 |

First announced in July of last year it seemed like it would take a long time to get through all of the Revolution Brewing Deep Wood releases. But as the last two beers are about to be released, they’ve once again kept us wanting more.

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Revolution Releases Two New Year-Round Beers

January 12, 2022 |

Two previously announced beers from Revolution Brewing are now available in cans in the city of Chicago.

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Revolution Brewing Offers Some Twists in Third Deep Wood Release

December 20, 2021 |

It’s crazy to think that we’re down to just one more Revolution Brewing Deep Wood release in January, after the third set of beers came out a couple of weeks ago.

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Cultivate by Forbidden Root is Now Open

December 10, 2021 |

Cultivate by Forbidden Root is now open in Lincoln Square. This is the brewery’s second Chicago location, which takes over the space previously occupied by Band of Bohemia. The Forbidden Root team has brightened and opened up the space, introduced an updated menu and are encouraging people to get out of their comfort zones with their beer list, in the best possible way. Their menu features elevated brewery food, including a Porchetta French Dip Sandwich that melts in your mouth after the perfect au jus dunk. The beer menu is extensive and unique, mirroring Forbidden Root’s West Town location. Foeder-aged and kviek style beers set this location’s beer menu apart. The team plans to continue to experiment with all the funk, especially with the attached taproom opening soon.

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Hop Butcher & Frango Mints | Minted (Holiday Imperial Stout)

December 6, 2021 |

If you grew up in the Chicagoland area, the iconic green box of Frango Mints was most likely a staple in your household. The chocolate mints, bought at Marshall Field’s, were always around my house and now they’ve found a way into my beer.

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Trends and Takeaways from FoBAB 2021

November 16, 2021 |

Like all of the events that returned in 2021 after being canceled in 2020, the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers returned to Chicago with more buzz and excitement than in previous years.

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Revolution’s Straight Jacket Stars in the Next Deep Wood Release

November 15, 2021 |

Every year, in a sea of highly touted barrel-aged releases, Revolution’s Deep Wood series seemingly has one that will stand out amongst them all. Even though we’re only in the second of four releases, this year’s Straight Jacket might very well be the star this winter.

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