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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The Brewery in the Back of the Yards

Back in 2011 the now defunct Ale Syndicate (known then as New Chicago Brewing) announced that they were moving to The Plant.. they never did. With its circular economy, commitment to material reuse and energy conservation, The Plant is one of the most interesting urban renovations happening in the city. …

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Industry Night at Half Acre Balmoral

At the bar of Half Acre’s new 100,000 sq. ft production space, I glance over and see two of Chicago’s finest producers, Gabriel Magliaro (Half Acre) and Jesse Diaz (Dark Matter Coffee) sharing a moment. Big, badass coffee imperial stouts are commonplace now. Their annual collaboration Big Hugs turns 9 …

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