State of Chicago Beer: A good time to be thirsty in the Windy City

If you’re heading to Chicago, come parched. As of this writing, there are just under 200 breweries in the greater Chicagoland area. Like many American cities, the Chicago craft beer scene is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Eight Chicago-area breweries took home a total of 10 medals at the most recent Great American Beer Festival, … [ Read more]

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Goose Island pasteurizing this year’s Bourbon County beers

After a flurry of reports regarding off-flavors in Goose Island Beer Co.‘s 2015 Bourbon County Coffee Stout and Barleywine led to a recall in January of 2016, the Chicago-based brewery announced that it will pasteurize this year’s Bourbon County releases to ensure unwanted microbes are kept at bay. According to a post from brewmaster Jared Jankoski on the … [ Read more]


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