Tag: Atlas Brewing

Burnt City Brewing Retrofit Lime Radler and the Radler Ramble Bar Crawl

Burnt City Brewing Retrofit Lime Radler and the Radler Ramble Bar Crawl
Burnt City Brewing – formerly Atlas Brewing — arrived on the scene with a new name and new beers just prior to Chicago Craft Beer Week and now they are introducing a new summer beer – Retrofit Lime Radler. I first tried this at The Barrel, a cool Chicago-craft-beer-only dive bar in the Pilsen neighborhood on... Read more »

Have You Tried Rye Beer?

Have You Tried Rye Beer?
Rye beer. Rye Whiskey. Rye Bread. Catcher in the Rye. It seems that wherever there’s rye, there’s something with a little panache.  Rye provides beer with a unique flavor that’s not really sweet, or bitter, or salty — it’s just, well, rye. Some refer to rye as an earthy spice, or just earthy. Whatever you... Read more »

Atlas Brewing Company: An Interview with Ben Saller (and More)

Atlas Brewing Company: An Interview with Ben Saller (and More)
Beer. Bowling. Dinosaurs. and a historic Chicago building. These are what make Atlas Brewing a unique player within the Chicago’s craft-brewing game. Well, that and the fact they make some fantastic brews! Recently, I did an article for Chilled Magazine regarding breweries resurrecting historic buildings, thus re-purposing them for the use as breweries or for the... Read more »
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Crafting Beer and Community

Crafting Beer and Community
Craft brewery websites rarely miss a chance to mention the words “community” or “local.” What exactly is meant by that? What does it mean to be local? Here is just a small sample from the websites of local breweries of what it means to be part of a community: Supporting local farms and committing to conservation (refraining... Read more »

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 »
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