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Stone offers local collaboration as crowdfunding premium

Stone offers local collaboration as crowdfunding premium
Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co., made a stop at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora Monday, to announce another premium in Stone’s Indiegogo campaign. Stone recently announced it will be the first American craft brewery to own and operate a brewery in Europe. They are also about to make a decision on where they... Read more »

LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station

LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station
More breaking: Six weeks after this announcement was made, Todd posted to his Facebook page that plans for his involvement in the brewery fell through, and he is returning to California to resume production duties at FiftyFifty. It was a great idea while it lasted. “Breaking!” That’s the modern-day equivalent of “Stop the Presses!” And... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20–22

Chicago Craft Beer Events, June 20–22
Off to a relative’s wedding in Des Moines this weekend, so have one for me. Also, check me out on the debut episode of SPIKE TV’s new reality cooking competition, Frankenfood. I will be in the first episode, “Chicago Southside,” airing Sunday, June 22, at 9:00 pm. Then have a beer in comisseration. All This... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Week & Other Events for Friday, May 23

Chicago Craft Beer Week & Other Events for Friday, May 23
I was utterly daunted by the task of keeping up with all, or even some, of the Chicago Craft Beer Week events out there. Partly because when I started doing this blog, I didn’t really have a job. Now I do, and it takes away from time to spend on this. That means I miss... Read more »

Latest changes in Chicago's beer scene

Latest changes in Chicago's beer scene
Get out your scorecards, folks, we have a few name changes, splits, and even a merger. 51st Ward Beer Company This is a new venture started by Tim Hoerman, who had been brewer and co-founder at Westmont’s Urban Legend Brewing. There were apparently some conflicts about management, which led to some court filings, but an... Read more »

I'm Bringing Beer and Culture Together!

I'm Bringing Beer and Culture Together!
On April 16-19, scholars from around the world will converge on Chicago’s Marriott Magnificent Mile for the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association’s annual conference. Over 2,500 academic papers will be presented analyzing all aspects of mainstream culture: popular music, movies, TV shows, genre fiction. Yes, that’s right, this is the kind of conference which... Read more »
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The Challenge Ahead for Craft Beer

The Challenge Ahead for Craft Beer
This is the first time that I am taking part in ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapolooza 1-hour challenge. One hour, starting from 9 pm, to write a post on the just-announced topic: “Write about a great challenge faced. By you. By someone else. By an entity. At any point in the past or in the future.” I... Read more »

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease

Peace in the Valley Again: Goose Island Brewpub Renews Lease
After reports back in June that the original Goose island brewpub on N. Clybourn Ave. might lose its lease, it now seems that GI and its landlord have struck a new deal. An article posted Monday in Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily  says CRM Properties Group Ltd. has reached an agreement on a new 10-year lease for... Read more »

Scotland's Brew Dogs Invade America for TV Series

Scotland's Brew Dogs Invade America for TV Series
Another “extreme brewery” will test the waters of the “reality TV” genre starting this week. Master brewers James Watt and Martin Dickie, principals of BrewDog in Ellon, near Aberdeen, Scotland, have shot seven episodes of a documentary series, Brew Dogs, which premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. (Central) on the new Esquire Network. In each... Read more »
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Kona Brewing offers Hawaii trip for Bucket List photos

Ahoy, all. I’ve been unconscionably absent from this page for some weeks again. I have some things going that I haven’t quite worked out yet, mainly having to do with getting that real job. But enough for now. I have some time-sensitive information to post here. Yes, it’s some PR flack, but I’m sure there... Read more »
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