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Phase Three Taking Over Lake ZurichThe big news as this article's writing: Phase Three Brewing Co., the current buzz beer maker in Chicago, is taking over operation of Lake Zurich Brewing. Phase Three had been contract brewing its trendy hazy IPAs at Lake Zurich, 932 Donata Ct. According to Tribune coverage by Josh Noel, Phase Three had been selling more beers, while Lake Zurich's sales were declining. Lake Zurich has posted a farewell to the Facebook page, announcing that their final weekend of operation is January 17-19. The brewery had originally opened as Black Belt Brewery, the first beermaker in the village, in 2016. It shortly closed and was taken over by Lake Zurich in 2018. The brewery is expected to reopen as Phase Three in the spring...
Friday, Feb. 155:30 pm ♦ Firkin Friday Cask Tapping: Arcadia Imperial Stout The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701 For this week's Firkin Friday feature, we're happy to present Arcadia Imperial Stout (8.4% abv). Black as coal in color, this cask conditioned Stout has a velvety rich and sweet malt aroma. A dense brown head gives way to a big, full-bodied and creamy texture that has flavors of roasted coffee and black currants, blending perfectly with the malt. A generous amount of hops add balance and complexity to this extraordinary stout (80 IBU). This stout is absolutely gorgeous in this special cask-conditioned format. The cask will be tapped at approximately 5:30 pm at the bar. Its delicious contents will be available to everyone in both the restaurant and pub until the firkin runs dry. First come, first served...
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