Goose Island Spring Showcase

Brewing is both medieval art and advanced science.  During our visit to Fulton last year for the Suffolk County Stout release we saw seven IPAs on draft and wondered what the hell was going on. But this was a strategic mission to highlight Pacific Northwest and Southern Hemisphere hops selected …

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Buffalo Creek Brewing

Over in Historic Long Grove, IL is a 17,000 square ft destination taproom with a rustic, industrial farmhouse vibe. Buffalo Creek Brewing at full tilt draws 2500 people to their location for festivals.  Recently the decision was made to scale back distributed offerings from 8 down to 3 in part to …

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The Love Shack – Liquid Love Brewing

They try to keep a balance between sours and stouts on all year long up here in Buffalo Grove. It’s a joint where classic rock grooves and the bright warm colors pop and you instantly feel at home. Liquid Love is a rebrand of sorts from Prairie Krafts Brewing. Back …

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Goldfinger Dark Lager Day 2022

Every tap handle is a side pull faucet in this joint. The decision was inspired by places like the Czech Republic where most lagers are served via that method.  The name is Goldfinger and not like the James Bond movie. It’s named for Markus Goldfinger and based on the Kraków, …

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Light The Lamp Brewing, Grayslake, IL

My cousin Shon lived in Grayslake at one point before his family relocated to Phoenix. He mentioned that there are more DUI’s per capita in this town than anywhere else in the state. We traveled to Lake Forest, IL weekly for years so we’ve been everywhere imaginable in Lake County …

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