Tag: Virtue Cider

Cider Preview: Virtue Michigan Fruit Belt Ciders

Cider Preview: Virtue Michigan Fruit Belt Ciders
Hey, it’s time to open another bottle that’s been sent to me by the brewer’s rep for my comment. This time, we’re switching to cider, with Virtue Cider’s new “Fruit Belt” series. Each cider is made with “local Michigan hand-picked apples,” then has additions of Michigan-grown fruits. They’ve done fruited ciders before, but I haven’t... Read more »

Cider Review: Virtue Northcider & Southcider

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I’ve been on a flurry of video reviews over the weekend, because some of this material is very timely. This one, because it’s tied in the long-delayed start of the baseball season. And, well, we’re looking at the distinct possibility that the season may end very soon, if players keep turning up with COVID symptoms.... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, December 10-13
Yes, there are still chances to get your hands on some Bourbon County Stout this week. Also plenty of cider tappings, Wild Monk turns 7, Alter Brewing turns 3, Pride at Revolution, plus Beer & Hymns...
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More Craft Beer Mergers with a Chicago Face: Lagunitas & Virtue Cider

More Craft Beer Mergers with a Chicago Face: Lagunitas & Virtue Cider
Two craft brewers with a Chicago ties have undergone the merger route in the past four days. Tuesday morning, the beer world was hit with an announcement that Lagunitas Brewing Co., the Petaluma, CA-based beer maker with a huge Chicago brewery, had sold a 50% share to Heineken N.V., currently the world’s third largest brewing... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 9-15

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 9-15
Have to dash this off before packing to join the kids at their Grandmom and Dad’s this weekend. But congratulations to Jared Rouben, former brewmaster at the Goose Island brewpubs, who has announced plans for his own brewery, Moody Tongues, in the Pilsen neighborhood, hopefully by the end of the year. Friday, Aug. 9 3:00... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend Events: February 22-24

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend Events: February 22-24
It’s never “Just Another Weekend” in Chicago where craft beer is concerned. Friday, Feb. 22 3:00 – 7:00 pm ♦ Garry Meier Broadcast from Hofbräuhaus Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL (847) 671-2739 WGN’s Garry Meier will be broadcasting live from Hofbrauhaus Chicago. Join us for great lunch and dinner offers and plenty of... Read more »
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