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 »

Lady Beer Nerds Rejoice! Barley’s Angels Chapter Formed in Chicago

During this political season leading up to Election Day, many of the news networks were commenting on a “war on women.” They were referring to the Republican Party’s initiatives to restrict women’s rights but, in my opinion, the real war on women is the condescending move of so-called beer companies to develop light, low calorie,… Read more »

#DrinkLocal

Have you noticed that it is getting easier and easier to drink local in Chicago? No? Well, go to your friendly neighborhood craft beer establishment and count how many brews were made right here in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. I bet that there are quite a few. I experienced this the other day when… Read more »