Reinheitsgebot 500th Anniversary

On Saturday, we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot at Prost!, a traditional German beer hall in Lincoln Park. The Reinheitsgebot, which literally translates as “purity order,” is one of the oldest food laws in the world. It was enacted in Bavaria on April 23, 1516 to ensure the …

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The Brewery That Conquered The World

2nd Floor of the seven story Storehouse brewery

You could argue that this is the most iconic brewery on the planet. Over 10 million pints sold daily in 150 countries. Ireland, this small island off the western edge of the UK produces one of the most exported beers of all time with Guinness Irish Dry Stout. 1759 was …

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Downtown Brooklyn’s First Ever Craft Beer Festival


Brooklyn is the largest of the 5 boroughs that make up New York City. To put that in perspective, its population is greater than the entire city of Chicago!   Barclays Center, the downtown Brooklyn arena that opened three years ago (with a $1 billion price tag) recently played host to …

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The 13th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers

Barricale Taps

FOBAB 2015 In our humble opinion, this is Chicago’s finest hour. FOBAB is a national competition that offers the widest collection of wood & barrel aged beers available anywhere. UIC Forum was once again home to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild signature event. This festival is a tradition like no …

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Cochon 555

Table, Donkey and Stick. Logan Square, Chicago

Nights like this are what make Chicago so special. An all-star lineup up chefs and mixologists gathered for a friendly Sunday afternoon competition / showcase in West Loop at the 7th Annual Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ. Cochon’s mission is to support farmers by educating the public through events about heritage …

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