Whole Foods Red Star Bar Expansion


  The team at Whole Foods took a full year to completely gut and rehab the 7 Dominicks locations they purchased. All of those stores will feature the Red Star Bar concept previously only available at their Kingsbury store in Lincoln Park. Each store will have 24+ drafts to showcase …

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GI 312 Day and Stout Fest 2015


It’s unlikely that you’ll find a local brewery that parties harder than these crazy kids. In a span of 72hrs Goose Island hosted 2 massive events that set the tone for what is sure to be a ridiculous 2015 festival season. 312 Day is March 12th every year. It marks …

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Goose Island’s New Fulton Street Tap Room

The Matilda Room

“Some people visit Chicago and think all of our beers are made at the Clybourn pub. This is a great way to have a connection with our neighborhood.” – Brewmaster, Brett Porter. Of course he’s referring to the original Goose Island Clybourn Pub that has been operating in Lincoln Park …

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Tennessee’s 1st Legal Moonshine


This is the story of the most visited distillery in the country. …and it’s run by a pair of former beer guys. Both CEO, John Cochran and VP of Sales, Michael Bender were responsible for brands over at Pabst, now their specialty is Whiskey. Old Smoky Moonshine is a family …

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Backstage with Founders

CBS 2015. draft only.

When Co-founder of Founders Brewing Co, Dave Engbers was told that Stephanie Izard would be presenting food pairings for the CBS Dinner, he immediately committed to make an appearance. This was a special night, a small private party upstairs at Little Goat for friends and retail accounts that started with …

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Getting Beer Savvy with Cicerone


In contemporary uses, a “geek” can be described as an individual who has excessive enthusiasm for a specialized subject or activity. When I saw that I was the oddball in a room of mostly food & beverage industry people, I realized: I must be a geek to be here right …

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The Return of Founders CBS at Timothy Otooles

on draft January 8th at Timothy Otooles

The best bar in Streeterville is back at it. On Thursday January 8th Timothy Otoole’s will bring back one of the most revered brews in the entire Founders catalog – Canadian Breakfast Stout. We sat down with Otoole’s Assistant GM, Tony Smith recently to get the scoop. “This came as …

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The Tennessee Sippin Whisky Dinner


  Whisky lovers will tell you that whisky is what beer wants to be when beer grows up. I’m not sure I agree with that completely. But it’s important to note that The Beer Hunter Michael Jackson made it a point to write 5 books about whisky before his untimely …

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