FOBAB 20!

Still can’t believe it’s been 20 yrs. The 2022 edition of FOBAB saw one of the most revered whales ever take Best In Show.Tommie Arthur’s The Lost Abbey is no stranger to FOBAB medals. Duck Duck Gooze is his 16th medal in this competition and his 3rd Best of Show (Red …

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Unstoppable Evolution – Naperville’s Go Brewing

Chicagoland’s First Non Alcoholic Tap Room Located conveniently across the parking lot from Solemn Oath in Naperville is Go Brewing. There’s certainly always been a time and place for non-alcoholic beers, but there’s never been an attempt to create a community around those beers..until now. Founder Joe Chura sold his …

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Oktoberfest 2022 Roundup

It’s a tradition like no other. We would argue that local breweries produce these seasonal styles (märzen & festbier) more than any other beer annually.  Oktoberfest is the world’s largest party. After a two year hiatus, the event is back in full swing this year. Oktoberfest in Munich began on …

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Rabid Brewing- Behind The Home Depot

The scene was FOBAB 2022 after the awards ceremony when we discovered it was Rabid Brewing, Co-Founder Raiye Rosado singing the Star Spangled Banner at closing time. Our pal Janna Mestan was smiling at the rafters as ‘Raiye from the Rabid crew’ was really killing it with this rendition of a song …

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Pairing Japan’s Oldest Brewery Brand – Sapporo

Japan’s oldest brewery is named after the capital of Hokkaido. For the summer they have added Sapporo Pure, a 4% session sipper to their top selling lineup. We enlisted Chicago’s Jaiyen Sushi and Noodle. The texture of the Spicy Udon with its tangy special sauce offered a wonderful contrast to balanced, …

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