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 »

Explore Chicago Beer: Rockin’ the Red Line

I have been contacted from time to time by out-of-towners who want to know my must-visit breweries/beer bars where they can grab a taste of Chicago craft beer.  So, I decided to put together a series of articles for individuals to get information prior to setting off on beery adventures around the Second City.  My rules for choosing places are pretty… Read more »