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Chicago’s Largest Beer Festival Returns As Chicago Beer Classic

April 11, 2016 |

Once billed as the American Beer Classic, Chicago’s largest beer festival returns in May, but with a brand new name. Now re-branded as the Chicago Beer Classic, the Red Frog Events run festival returns to Soldier Field on May 7.

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Event Recap | Chicago Beer Festival

April 1, 2016 |

Whether it was drinking with Sue the T-Rex or exploring the artifacts from ancient Egypt, The Field Museum was a once in a lifetime venue for the Chicago Beer … Read More

Inside the Tank: Half Acre Beer Company’s Matt Young

March 21, 2016 |

Half Acre Beer Company is a mainstay for any Chicago craft beer enthusiast. A consistent array of year-round, seasonal and special-release beers make one of the oldest craft breweries in … Read More

Event Recap | Goose Island Stout Fest

March 17, 2016 |

As the weather in Chicago turns towards Spring, Goose Island Clybourn’s Stout Fest is looked at as the unofficial end to stout season. Craft beer lovers descended upon the Clybourn brew pub for Stout Fest on March 13th and were treated to a seemingly never-ending array of stouts from some very well-known breweries.

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2016 Goose Island Stout Fest Pour List

February 29, 2016 |

Tickets for Goose Island Clybourn’s Stout Fest went on sale on February 15th at noon, and if you blinked you most likely missed out on tickets for the event. The event sold out in under three minutes on their website.

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Mikerphone Brewing | One Man Wrecking Machine

February 16, 2016 |

ABV : 9.75%

Commuting to work is one of life’s pleasures that many people get to experience twice a day, everyday. Fighting traffic, navigating through throngs of people crossing the street, cramming into train car nooks, tapping impatiently while waiting for a bus to show up — chances are, your daily commute provides some nice slices of stress between which you sandwich your workday.

Oftentimes, the commute ends with a strained “I need a drink!” Well, if you’re lucky enough to take the Metra, you don’t have to wait until you get home. And if you’re even luckier, the local convenience store by your stop will carry some of Mikerphone Brewing’s Big Ass Cans for you to take with. And to really kickstart your workday decompression, it’s probably best to grab a One Man Wrecking Machine. Read More

Inside the Tank | Off Color Brewing’s John Laffler

February 1, 2016 |

You’ve probably seen Off Color Brewing beer in your local beer store. The bottles stand out with their unique artwork featuring a little grain mouse. Off Color doesn’t brew your typical beer. They don’t have an IPA, instead opting to brew Sahtis, smoked beers and anything else outside the norm that head brewer and co-founder John Laffler can dream up. I sat down with John for the latest installment of Inside the Tank to get into the head of the man behind Off Color Brewing in Chicago.

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Event Preview | Chicago Beer Festival

October 19, 2015 |

What: The Chicago Beer Festival

When: Saturday October 24th

Session 1: 1-4pm

Session 2: 6-9pm

Where: The Great Hall at Union Station

How … Read More

Q&A with Moody Tongue’s Culinary Brewmaster Jared Rouben

May 4, 2015 |

I first met Moody Tongue Brewmaster Jared Rouben at a beer tasting back in the late fall of 2014. We chatted briefly but it was a memorable conversation because he talked about something I had never heard about before – culinary brewing.

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The PorchCast | Episode 9 – Eric Ponce at Vail Big Beers

January 22, 2015 |

Episode 9 of the PorchCast features Eric Ponce, Senior Brewer of Goose Island Brewing Company‘s Barrel Program who sat in with us during the Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines … Read More