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Chicago Craft Beer Week Website

The Chicago Craft Beer Week website is LIVE!! All events will be viewable in early April. Go to: www.chibeerweek.com and enter your event today.     [...]

DRAFT Magazine – Official Sponsor of #FoBAB and #ImBIBE

Hello Craft Beer Enthusiasts! I wanted to inform everyone that DRAFT Magazine has become an Official Sponsor of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers, as well as our ever-expanding enthusiast program named ImBIBE. What is [...]

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Annual Meeting

Hello, Everyone! The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) recently hosted our 2013 annual meeting at 5 Rabbit Cerveceria in beautiful Bedford Park, Illinois. Posted below is the video of the meeting, as well as the annual [...]

Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB)

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Presents: The 11th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer  Featuring: The National Wood Aged Beer Competition Skyline Loft – Bridgeport Art Center 1200 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60609 Saturday, [...]

#OPMBR – Replicale Recipe Revealed

SAVE THE DATE: Oak Park Micro Brew Review is happening Saturday, August 17, 2013 in beautiful, downtown Oak Park! Co-produced by Seven Generations Ahead and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and in collaboration with the Downtown Oak [...]

Hamburger Mary’s: Total. World. Domination.

In April Hamburger Mary’s made the jump across the pond, opening their first international location in Berlin, Germany. Last month, the Illinois Craft Brewer’s Guild caught up with head brewer and co-owner Brandon Wright at Mary’s [...]

Ale Syndicate: “It Just Takes Time”

If anyone has faced the extensive challenges that can arise when opening a brewery, it is the Evans brothers. Samuel and Jesse Edwin Evans came on the Chicago craft beer scene over the summer of 2011 [...]

Nick Barron: Goose Island Clybourn’s Newest Brewmaster

There are many changes happening in the Chicago craft beer scene. Most of these changes revolve around new breweries opening up or popular out-of-state breweries finally distributing their wares to our fine city. But another change [...]

A Reflection on Stout Fest 2013

For one magical day every year, Goose Island Clybourn transforms into a celebration of the beer we call stout. Fans of this dark ale flock to the brewpub (located at 1800 N Clybourn) thirsty to try [...]

4 Paws Brewing Sets Sights on Chicago Craft Beer Week

Sopping wet, I walked into Matt Gebhardt’s office one rainy afternoon in February to learn about 4 Paws Brewing, his soon-to-be up and running brewery near Andersonville, Illinois. After a brief exchange of handshakes and introductions, [...]