The Return of Afro Beer Chick

The story of Afro Beer Chick actually parallels the history of Chicago Beer Geeks. In 2011 Chalonda White was appointed President of Chicago Girls Pint Out. The Indiana based social club with 75 chapters nationwide always looked to establish a Cook County outpost. The first member Chalonda signed up was …

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Chicago’s Oldest Brewpub Is Back Online

Unbreak My Heart: Goose Island Clybourn is back! It’s a little similar but has a different personality for sure. Both the cellar and loft seating are gone, replacing those are a bigger brewhouse, in fact, 1800 N. Cylbourn is now called Goose Island Brewhouse. After 2 years at Blue Point …

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From Brooklyn with Love

The world travelers Steve Hindy and Garrett Oliver are taking an approach we rarely see from American craft brewers…a worldwide footprint. By now you probably know that 40% of all their beer exports to Norway. A lesser known tidbit is the six sister breweries they are a part of in …

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Q&A: Modelo Brewmaster, Jorge Burgos

What was your 1st brewing job? Did you ever think becoming Brewmaster of a global brand was attainable back then?   My brewing career began at the Obregon Brewery under the late German Brewmaster, Peter Gokus. My background is actually in biochemical food engineering, but Peter was truly the one …

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Backstage at Oskar Blues: GABF 2017 Part III

Oskar Blues is in all 50 states. They make boss ass moves that fly under the radar often in this ever-changing world we love. First brewery to put craft beer in cans? Check! Distribute 32oz cans to the 2000+ retailers and breweries who bought their crowler machines? Check! Build a …

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Chicagoland scores 10 medals at GABF 2017

One day we will be able to tell our kids that were there the day Illinois brewers took home 10 medals at the Great American Beer Festival. Leading the charge was Very Small Brewer of the Year, On Tour Brewing. On Tour’s first festival appearance also featured a silver for …

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