Tag: Ale Syndicate

Around the Bend Beer Co's Puffing Billy Brown Ale with Cocoa Nibs, Perfect for Late Winter.

Around the Bend Beer Co's Puffing Billy Brown Ale with Cocoa Nibs, Perfect for Late Winter.
The late winter period, from Valentine’s Day to Easter, is dominated by chocolate candy treats It’s also a time of transition in the beer world, from heavy stouts to more spring-like beers. Around the Bend Beer Company’s Puffing Billy intertwines those two themes into one beer, an American Brown Ale with Cacao Nibs. Chicago’s very... Read more »

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part II: Arcade Brewery

Craft Beer Means Local Beer, Part II: Arcade Brewery
On September 26th, Prestige Liquor in Westmont, IL held a tasting event in which three breweries – Pipeworks Brewing (Chicago), Arcade Brewery (Chicago), and Urban Legend Brewing (Westmont) — and bacon sausage makers, Big Fork (Chicago), attended. This mini-series of blog posts will detail those breweries, the sausage, Prestige Liquor, and the connection between local... Read more »

Turning Craft Beer into a Chicago Beer

Turning Craft Beer into a Chicago Beer
Chicago is a town that is known for two things, traditionally, when it come to beer — Old Style and Budweiser.  The former is represented by the countless corner taverns adorned with a hanging Old Style sign. Meanwhile, Budweiser, and now it’s subsidiary Goose Island, are a big part of Cubs’ baseball lore, especially since... Read more »
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Chicago's South Loop: Burger Bar Chicago..and a Little More.

  Tree-lined sidewalks, spacious parks, prairie wildflowers, fountains, spas, restaurant patios, and craft beer – the southward walk from Congress to Roosevelt on Michigan Ave is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Intertwined within the landscape are historical monuments displayed like sculptures in an Italian villa. Meanwhile, towering skyscrapers and new lofts sit aside historical buildings;... Read more »