Golfing With The Guild

It was easily the highlight of the summer. The 3rd Annual Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Golf Outing out at Prairie Landing in West Chicago. We all know this crew for epic (and I do mean fucking epic) event series, but they actually handle business on the legislative level for state …

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Goose Island Bourbon County 2022 Lineup

And just like that… Bourbon County Stout Season is right around the corner. Chicago’s oldest brewery is releasing 6 variants and the original for Black Friday 2022. Right away in the lineup we geeked out over the return of BCS Coffee and BCS Barleywine, the latter has been giving the …

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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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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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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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