Chicago’s Craft Beer Pioneers: Goose Island’s John and Greg Hall

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Despite its name, the Goose Island Beer Company’s headquarters and main production brewery is not located on the miniscule, 160 acre artificial island splitting the Chicago River. Instead, the brewery’s Near West Side industrial location acts as a fitting tribute to the bare-knuckled nature of the city’s beer trade and to the dedicated family behind […]

Craft Beer, All Growed Up…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anchor Brewing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Freshness Dating, Goose Island, MillerCoors, Two Hearted Ale

All grown up and ready to don his crown, the prince busily makes plans for the future. All hail the new king of beer. If you read the beer press lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that craft beer has conquered all. The Brewers Association’s recently released half-year numbers demonstrate that despite the economic downturn, […]

Anheuser-Busch, InBev, and the Changing Face of American Beer…

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The King is dead, long live the king. After more than a year of rumors, analyst whispers, and convenient press leaks, corporate brewing giant InBev finally made its move on America’s largest brewery. Founded as a small St. Louis brewing operation in 1860 by a German immigrant, the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company would in less than […]

Why Midwestern Beer Rocks…

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in August Schell Brewing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Capital Brewing, Goose Island, Great Lakes Brewing, Michigan Beer, Midwest, Summit Brewing, Three Floyds

When beer enthusiasts ponder great American craft breweries, their minds often wander to the coasts. West Coast brewers are deservedly renowned for their experimentation, especially in all areas hoppy. On the East Coast, craft brewers boast big reputations for their extreme acts and style defining efforts. But when it comes to dishing out respect, Midwestern […]