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Area Winners in the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

Area Winners in the 2017 Great American Beer Festival
Here’s a list of the Illinois that medaled in last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival. The 2017 GABF was held in Denver, CO, under auspices of the Brewers Association, and saw 7,923 competition entries from 2,217 U.S. breweries. Medals were awarded to 286 beers in 96 beer style categories. Here are winners from Illinois. On... Read more »

Winners of the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards

Winners of the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards
Hopleaf, Delilah’s and Scofflaw were among the winners in the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards, announced Monday, June 5 at Ovation Chicago (2324 Fulton). The awards were determined by a “panel of experts” including Chicago bar industry personnel and liquor makers. Hopleaf was named “Best Beer Bar” for the second year in a row. The... Read more »

Arcade Brewery Closes, Ale Syndicate on the Bubble

Arcade Brewery Closes, Ale Syndicate on the Bubble
Another shakeup in Chicago’s brewing scene unfolded Monday morning. Chris Tourre of Arcade Brewery sent the following email to their retail accounts: Good Morning Retailers, We wanted to inform you that Arcade Brewery will be closing effective immediately. Given the circumstances in our facility that halted our production and the inability to come to terms... Read more »
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Update: Jolly Pumpkin's Hyde Park Restaurant Will be Brewing, Too

Update: Jolly Pumpkin's Hyde Park Restaurant Will be Brewing, Too
February before last, I had a Twitter interview with Headquarters Beercade, which can apparently still be found at #BrewAndA. Among the questions I prepared to answer was a note that Chicago’s brewing boom seems to have completely bypassed to areas that should have gotten a brewer or two by that time. Well, since then, we... Read more »

Tales of Chicago Bars as Fischman's Announces Reopening

Tales of Chicago Bars as Fischman's Announces Reopening
I have a rather old piece of news here, but I did want to continue to get it out, since I had contacted people involved who were kind enough to reply. And even my late articles tend to get some look-see’s, so there are people for whom this will be news. Just one week after... Read more »

World of Beer Now Taking Beer Internship Applications

World of Beer Now Taking Beer Internship Applications
I am slipping this news release to you all because it does sound like an awesome opportunity. I have been invited to join the judging panel for the interviews on Saturday, but whether I show would be a last-minute decision. World of Beer Seeks Three for an Internship of a Lifetime To World of Beer... Read more »
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Ya Gotta Be in it to "Win" It: Goose Island's lottery for Bourbon County Rare

Ya Gotta Be in it to "Win" It: Goose Island's lottery for Bourbon County Rare
Goose Island Beer Co. has joined in one of the more controversial practices involving special beer releases: they have instituted a lottery for the chance to buy a ticket for the chance to buy a rare beer. The beer in question is the 2015 Rare Bourbon County Stout, a batch of their Bourbon County Brand... Read more »

AleSmith Brewing comes to Chicago Market

AleSmith Brewing comes to Chicago Market
I am working at making more time for articles and announcements, so here is one. I will acknowledge that I am cutting and pasting from a news release, but that way I get the news in and leave open the chance to get informed when they start having events in our town: AleSmith Brewing Company,... Read more »

Beer News: Dark Lord Day Tickets, Haymarket's New Brewery

Beer News: Dark Lord Day Tickets, Haymarket's New Brewery
Hope you weren’t planning to use the internet much Saturday at noon. Because it’s likely to be a bit crowded. Three Floyds Brewery has announced that tickets for its annual Dark Lord Day beer sale/festival will go on sale Saturday, March 14 at 12 noon, Central Daylight Time. Tickets will be sold through the ETix... Read more »
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Upcoming Chicago Beer Events in 2015

Upcoming Chicago Beer Events in 2015
Here we re at the start of a new year. With more and more brewers opening, expanding, and whatnot, and more craft beer festivals being put on, I am going to try and run down some of the things we can look forward to. I have previewed some of this info in my Twitter chat... Read more »
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