Tag: Chicago Craft Beer

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 »

Drink Great Beer, Help Defeat Prostate Cancer

Drink Great Beer, Help Defeat Prostate Cancer
Drink beer. Help defeat prostate cancer. That’s the deal. On Saturday, March 12th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Chicago’s Pinstripes Bistro will host brewers from Half Acre, Off Color, Goose Island, Solemn Oath, and more at its River East location (435 E Illinois St). They’ll compete against each other in an elimination bocce ball tournament while... Read more »

Around the Bend Beer Co's Puffing Billy Brown Ale with Cocoa Nibs, Perfect for Late Winter.

Around the Bend Beer Co's Puffing Billy Brown Ale with Cocoa Nibs, Perfect for Late Winter.
The late winter period, from Valentine’s Day to Easter, is dominated by chocolate candy treats It’s also a time of transition in the beer world, from heavy stouts to more spring-like beers. Around the Bend Beer Company’s Puffing Billy intertwines those two themes into one beer, an American Brown Ale with Cacao Nibs. Chicago’s very... Read more »
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Bell's & Founders Tap Takeovers: The legacy of the Michigan-Chicago craft community

Bell's & Founders Tap Takeovers: The legacy of the Michigan-Chicago craft community
The genesis of Michigan’s modern craft-brewing boom occurred well before it arrived in Chicago, which largely got going in the last ten, if not five years. In the middle to late 1990s, Goose Island existed as one of the few breweries in Chicago who were brewing something a little different…and they remained pretty lonely for quite a while.... Read more »

Headquarters Beercade & Founder's Brewing - February 5th "Bunch of B.S." Tap Event

Headquarters Beercade & Founder's Brewing - February 5th "Bunch of B.S." Tap Event
Do you like Founder’s Brewing? Do you like B.S. (Breakfast Stouts)? Do you like playing games, winning prizes, and hanging out in a great Chicago establishment that has all of those things? If so, you’ll love this following guest post from Alexis Littman, representing Headquarters Beercade (Lakeview location) in Chicago.   ~ Matt, Pint of... Read more »

2015 -- The year I tried sour beer.

I made a lot of choices in 2015, most of them pointless and forgettable. When it comes to beer, I will remember 2015 for the year I first tried a sour beer. The beer style has been around since the Middle Ages, but it just recently arose from the dead. The 20th century basically killed... Read more »
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Miskatonic Brewing - Darien, Illinois: Interview & Review

Miskatonic Brewing - Darien, Illinois: Interview & Review
Miskatonic Brewing in Darien, Illinois brews beers best described by one word – unforgettable. Trust me. I know. A week before Thanksgiving, I had a night to myself to finally enjoy a beer or two (or three). I had just finished a long week of writing for the magazine and a slew of other “bill-paying”... 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 »

Shared Video: We Are Illinois Craft Beer - Celebrating Neighborhoods

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Video: Produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild I’ve written several times about the community aspect of craft brewing, and Chicago’s craft beer scene truly personifies that idea.  If you have read my previous posts, I’ve touched on Chicago’s influence on beer in the late 19th century,  turning craft beer into a Chicago type of beer,  and... Read more »
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