Sun King Day

Our last encounter with this crew was on a Sunday in Indianapolis, back then the brewery was typically closed that day. Our group, about thirty deep were in town to hear Garrett Oliver and Randy Mosher give keynote speeches at a Beer Writers conference. After a brewhouse tour the Sun …

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The Return of Bourbon County Rare

Friday the 13th has always been a special day for the Goose Island Beer Company. The original brewpub on Clybourn and the Fulton Street production brewery both opened on that day. If the city’s site inspectors hadn’t ruined the groove with last minute, ‘mandatory flame retardant ceiling’ needed, the taproom …

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The IPA from St. James’s Gate

This is the fifth entry in the Brewers Project Series from one of the world’s most beloved beer brands. The good folks from Guinness were in town recently at Hubbard Inn for the 2nd stop on the 20-city North American tour to debut Nitro IPA. Chicago Beverage Systems will distribute …

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The Return of Ballantine

The Return of Ballantine Ale On the eve of Pabst announcement that their brewery would be sold for over 700 million dollars, we caught up with brewmaster Greg Deuhs to discuss his largest project of 2014- Ballantine IPA. During the interview, I was home in Chicago, Greg was at The …

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