Here are details about the 2020 Great American Beer Festival. Usually it’s the biggest beer-related event in the country, with thousands of beers being judged in Boulder, CO. This year things are different. The GABF website has details: By now you’ve probably heard the news. Due to the global health pandemic, we won’t be able to... Read more »
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...
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 »
Last 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...
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 »
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...
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 »
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. Holding
s (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
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 »
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 »