Angry Orchard x Good Beer Hunting

Our first encounter with Angry Orchard Head Cidermaker, Ryan Burk was during Won Kim’s Underground Beer Series in 2012. Brew Ho Ho was the event where his Second Story Brewing poured a Citra Sorachi Wheatwine that caught the attention of many in the room. Shortly after that party Ryan graduated …

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The Hitachino Nest and Roka Akor Experience

In a world where festivals and beer dinners have become a bit homogenized, nights like these are refreshing to say the least. Recently the godfathers of the Japanese beer movement, Hitachino Nest  joined forces with Chicago’s oldest distributor, Louis Glunz at Japanese Steakhouse, Roka Akor. The result was a journey …

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Hop To It Presents Toppling Goliath’s Pseudo Sue

This notoriously juicy, Midwestern Pale Ale arrived at Field Museum recently for the third installment of Hop To It. Toppling Goliath Founder, Clark Lewey sees this new partnership as a way of bridging the worlds of beer and tourism. The small Decorah, Iowa brewery has always supported the Field’s mission. …

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Winter Brew is Coming

  Lincoln Square’s 5th annual Winter Brew will take place over the weekend of January 27th and January 28th, commencing with Friday’s exclusive VIP event (7-10pm) at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood. On Saturday, foodies and beer geeks alike will convene at Lincoln Square’s historic Dank Haus German Cultural Center on where …

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CBG Podcast Episode 4

We are onsite at the Craft Beer Store in Libertyville, IL for this episode. We talk about Wild Onion Drago, BCS, and Tighthead