The Alter Beer & Cheese Social

Located in the west burb of Downers Grove, 25 miles from downtown Chicago is Alter Beer. The name Alter refers to altering your life when you make the transition from working stiff to full time production brewery owner. We last caught up with this crew back in August ’18 when …

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Central Wisconsin Craft Collective Sweepstakes

  The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) is giving one lucky winner a chance to spend the weekend exploring the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective with three friends. Enter at StevensPointArea Members include Central Waters Brewing Company, Great Northern Distilling, Kozy Yak Brewery & Winery, O’so Brewing Company, …

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The Inaugural Half Acre Far & Away Invitational

Up to this point the only notable beer party over this way is the annual Harvest HopDown Fest at The Plaza on Millennium Park. It’s an October gathering where Park Grill’s PR staff coordinates distributors to come pour packaged mainline offerings from popular regional breweries. It’s a decent party and …

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The Inaugural Italian Beef Festival

Revolution Brewing’s taproom was the scene. The Legends of Beef (Al’s, Buona and Mr. Beef) were all in attendance. Every one here acknowledges that Italian Beef is a Chicago tradition from the 1930’s. Immigrant weddings needed an efficient way to provide food to serve large groups. The beef was slices …

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Dark Lord Day 2018

ChemTrailMix is so fucking good it’s hard to believe it’s the same base beer as Dark Lord. By 3p Marshmallow Handjee (bourbon barrel aged Dark Lord w vanilla beans) was selling for $250 before you even left the brewhouse with your allotment. It’s Dark Lord Day, by most accounts it …

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