No Barley, No Beer


For the 2nd straight summer, we’re dedicating a story to the agricultural side of the beer experience. In 2014, we spent 4 days on one the most majestic hop farms in the world – Elk Mountain Farms. This year the focus was a media outreach event to a barley farm …

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The 8hr Summer Bash on Grandville Avenue SW


  Not sure what official numbers from Founders Fest 2015 were but there had to be about 4000 folks in attendance. It s the biggest annual event for Michigan’s finest brewery, a block party that features 8 bands and runs for 8hrs on Grandville Avenue. 85 degrees is certainly Summer …

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Rip City Hosts Craft Brewers Conference 2015

Welcome Ceremony: Veterans Memorial Coliseum

It’s one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest, and possibly the most scenic beer destinations that we have encountered to this point. For years now a visit Portland, Oregon has been on the radar.  It’s a place that has long been the standard for what an American craft beer …

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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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The 2014 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers

2014 saw the introduction of the Barricale project

The 2014 edition of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers was the largest to date. An unprecedented event at UIC Forum which included 3 sessions over 2 days with nearly 5000 attendees. For the second straight year an American Wild Ale took home Best Of Show. In 2013 …

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Oktoberfest on Lake Michigan

souvenir Oktoberfest mug

Exploring Chicago by water is one of the coolest thing you can do in our town. There are very few American cities that compare to our blend of architecture, history and spectacular urban scenery. If you don’t take a ride on the Chicago River or the cruise the Great Lake …

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