Beer Date!

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I would like to take a moment to officially welcome myself back to the land of the drinking! Flynn David Murphy was born at midnight on August 17th (or was it the 16th? There was a bit of a debate in the hospital over what was his official birthday) and that means that I can… Read more »

Ale Syndicate Aims to Reimagine Chicago and Craft Beer Community

I can’t believe that it has been a year and a half since I first met Samuel and Jesse Edwin Evans, the brothers who were working to bring New Chicago Beer Company to thirsty Chicagoans. There were quite a few hiccups along the way, including needing to find a new home for the brewery after their original location at… Read more »

Do This: ManBQue & Barley’s Angels Valentine’s Day Feast

People tend to have a love/severe hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Sure, it’s great if you have someone. But if you don’t, the entire month of February pretty much rubs it in just how alone you are. Well, you know what always loves you no matter what Hallmark-created holiday it is? BEER. And Barley’s Angels… Read more »

Lake Effect Brewing Company Brings Craft Beer to Jefferson Park

Entrepreneurs built this great nation of ours; the creation of small businesses and ‘mom and pop’ stores were the foundation of our early economy.  Since the industrial revolution and the increased popularity and convenience of big box stores a la Wal-Mart, America has, unfortunately, lost some of that independent spirit. In recent years, however, the… Read more »