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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Skeleton Key Brewery is Back Online

The founding crew here  consists of a husband and wife duo, the better half, Emily Slayton teaches nearby at College of DuPage. Skeleton Key quite literally refers to one key, many locks. Both Brother Chimp Brewing (North Aurora)  and Bubblehouse Brewing (Lisle) both got their start here. Local patrons share …

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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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