The 11th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer

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What is the quintessential Chicago beer? The West Coast has it’s tongue-destroying IPAs. The East Coast excels at traditional styles, often influenced by recipes brewed by our founding fathers. But what is a Chicago beer? Regardless of the beer style, you better believe that it is barrel-aged. Goose Island started (and perfected) the trend in… 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 »