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Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 29-May 1

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, April 29-May 1
We have some more comings and goings to report this weekend: I didn’t get the information in time to post it on the schedule, but Knack Brewing & Fermentations held their grand opening last weekend in south Kankakee. Owners Matt and Emily Strysik, with their crew, served 755 beers over their first weekend, according to... Read more »

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 »

Quick Takes: Four Beers at Rotary GroveFest

Quick Takes: Four Beers at Rotary GroveFest
I’ve been letting my regular articles about area beers slide. Mainly because I’ve been compiling some “pages” to focus on each individual brewer. They may show up sometime in the near future. But a few weekends ago, I ambled to the Downers grove Rotary Summer Festival. They have a Beer Garden which serves the usual... Read more »
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Local Beer Review: Scorched Earth Rugged Coalminer

Local Beer Review: Scorched Earth Rugged Coalminer
Well, I didn’t get ahold of any Canadian Breakfast Stout, but that’s okay. I didn’t have the $25 for a bottle anyway. But, I have a few article ideas from my trip to the parents’ in Iowa, and I can get back to reviewing some local beers. In fact, I’m popping the cap on this... Read more »
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