Phase Three Minutiae 2021 Release

Minutiae is a stripped down medley of barrel aged stouts from different recipes. The team declares that it’s a unique offering and not the same base as the Curvature and Eunoia stout releases. For $110 the private Minutiae event 2021 included one 750ml bottle, 4 pours from the lineup of …

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Forbidden Root: Cultivate

It’s been five years since the ribbon cutting ceremony for Forbidden Root’s Chicago Ave brewpub. A longstanding liquor moratorium banning alcohol permits was lifted for that project to see daylight.  After building a space from the ground up in Columbus, Ohio of all places, the team has expanded nicely into …

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Evanston’s Newest Brewpub, Double Clutch

It’s a brewpub focused on German styles built on the site of classic car garage.  Evanston’s fifth brewery is Double Clutch, and its one of the best looking spots on the local beer scene that you will ever visit. The tap list is heavy on the European influence all the …

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Blue Man Group 30th Anniversary IPA at DryHop

That pleasure you feel when something sounds so bizarre and uncertain but turns out to be just right. When you see pics of blue IPA to celebrate a non verbal performance group, you question everything about that scenario.  Recently at DryHop Brewers in Lakeview Brant Dubovick and crew slow poured …

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Crushed By Giants Brewing Company in River North

This is the former Heaven on Seven space in the AMC Theater Building. Typically Chicagoan hardly ever come this close to the Mag Mile unless you work over this way. Excluding West Loop’s Haymarket and Cruz Blanca, there are literally no other breweries In Downtown Chicago. Eataly’s La Bierrria, a …

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