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Epic Burger & Beer Pairings

Epic Burger & Beer Pairings
If you haven’t been to Epic you’ve missed out on one of River North’s best dining experiences. In fact, they won a “Diner’s Choice” award in 2012 from the discerning OpenTable crowd. Executive chef, Mark Pollard, has decided to add a monthly “burger & brew” pairing to their lounge menu for $15. If you just... Read more »

The Gateway to Craft Beer is made of Wheat

The Gateway to Craft Beer is made of Wheat
I’m not embarrassed to admit that Blue Moon is the beer that started it all for me. Being young, underage and privy to the typical swill out there, it was something different.  The hazy yellow-orange hue and citrusy profile were definitely a nice change from the Busch Light I had been spending my $20s on... Read more »

What is "Craft Beer?"

What is "Craft Beer?"
There is quite a bit of contention out there regarding what is and what isn’t craft beer. Some define it based on tangibles like quality of ingredients, while others define it by looking at intangibles like the brewer’s passion for the art. Personally, I take a stand somewhere in the middle. High quality ingredients are... Read more »
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