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The Hop Review gathers the best stories and perspectives of the craft beer industry. 

 

BREW NEWS FROM
CHICAGO & BEYOND

May 15, 2015 – In this week's Hoplinks, an Irish restaurant launches a beer, a brewery launches a radio station, a map shows what the city likes to drink, and Florida scraps a dumb law.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
HALF ACRE BEER CO.

April 28, 2015 – Chicago mainstay, Half Acre, has a very distinctive look. From various illustrations, to can artwork, to the squidowl. We take a look at why there's so much inconsistency up on Lincoln Ave.

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THE STYLE GUIDE
v. 
V American Sour

May 2015 – In this column, as you might've guessed, THR tackles beer styles. Because, let's face it, we could all use a refresher. Now up, we take a look at the increasingly popular American sour & wild ales.

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CHICAGO CRAFT CRAWL:
WALKING TOUR - LOOP

In the latest iteration of the CCC, we head out for a post-work crawl through Chicago's Loop and discover that there are more than a few reasons to stick around downtown.

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MAY BEER OF THE MONTH:
METROPOLITAN BREWING KRANKSHAFT

Metropolitan's Krankshaft is a tried-and-true crisp and refreshing Kölsch that's perfect for the warm weather that is surely just ahead of us.

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions