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This Week in Chicago Craft Beer, November 18-21

This Week in Chicago Craft Beer, November 18-21
I am going to be HELLA busy in the next few days with actual paying assignments. So I am posting this on Saturday night, but will be adding to it afterward. I also need to get more events posted early for Black Wednesday, Black Friday, etc. Check the "Beer Calendar" button up top to get a preview. And I would be happy to post any information on establishments that are open for business on Thanksgiving Day, and anyone who's up for Christmas Day hours. As long as there's access to decent beer, let me know...

Area Winners at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Area Winners at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival
Ten Chicago area brewers brought home medals at the Great American Beer Festival, in awards given out Saturday in Denver. The 33rd edition of the GABF competition saw 283 medals awarded in 107 categories. Judges examined 9,497 beers from 2,295 American breweries. The Juicy or Hazy IPA category was the most-entered for the second year... Read more »

Chicago Beer Events, October 22-26

Chicago Beer Events, October 22-26
indexLast time out, we reported on the apparent demise of All About Beer magazine, just shy of its 40th anniversary. But we can also note that the Homebrewer's Association's magazine, Zymurgy, has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and is still going...
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Area Winners at the 2018 Great American Beer Fest

Area Winners at the 2018 Great American Beer Fest
Ten Chicago area brewers brought home medals at the Great American Beer Festival, in awards given out Saturday in Denver. The 32nd edition of the GABF competition saw 8,496 entries, plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 Collaboration entries. Entries were submitted by 2,404 breweries from 49 states plus Washington, D.C. (no Mississippi). The most popular category... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 4-6

Chicago Craft Beer Events, September 4-6
As usual, the week following a Monday holiday is a little sparse for Chicago beer events. But weekends will be filled with college and pro football games. I'll try to highlight some of the games showing in places with good beer...

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 »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 31-August 3

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 31-August 3
This past week, San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits has announced plans to open a "research and development" brewpub on North Green Street, in the Fulton Market neighborhood. The brewpub, set to open next year, is a kind of homecoming for Ballast Point, which was purchased by Chicago-based Constellation Brands for $1 billion in 2015. (Chicago Tribune) Also, Shorts Brewing of northern Michigan has announced that they have sold a 19.99% equity stake in their craft beer operation to Lagunitas U.S. Holdings (yes, it spells LUSH). Under the terms of the deal, Lagunitas will receive a seat on Shorts' five-person board of directors. The deal was described as a way to fund further expension for the popular beermaker. (News Release)...

Area Winners at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

Here’s a list of the local and regional brewers that medaled in last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival. The 2016 GABF was held in Boulder, CO, under auspices of the Brewers Association, and saw 7,227 competition entries (60 percent more than in 2015) from 1,752 U.S. breweries. Medals were awarded to 286 beers in 96... Read more »

Area Winners at the Great American Beer Festival

Area Winners at the Great American Beer Festival
In case you were still wondering, here’s a list of the local and regional brewers that medaled in last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival. The 2015 GABF was held in Boulder, CO, under auspices of the Brewers Association, and saw 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50... Read more »
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Midwest Winners at the Great American Beer Festival

Midwest Winners at the Great American Beer Festival
Another year, another great American Beer Festival has passed into the books. The three-day festival in Denver, CO included a beer judging competition of 5,507 entries, from 1,309 American breweries. After the judging, 268 medals were awarded in 90 different categories. You can download a PDF of the winning medalists, click to a searchable database... Read more »
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