The Hop Review aims to serve up great interviews,
industry news & beer banter. Raise your glass!

 

Focusing on industry talks with beer veterans and startups alike, we aim to provide consistent and worthwhile content to craft beer fanatics. Centered around the booming Chicago craft scene, we've got a near-endless supply of Q&As, events, brew news and other random banter to dip into. And we're excited to keep sharing it with you.

 

 
 

BREW NEWS FROM
CHICAGO & BEYOND

January 23, 2015 – This week, a beer-centric bar opens, the windy city likes drinking, a brewery gets sold, and cans are taking over the world.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
18TH STREET

January 20, 2015 – We hop across state lines to take a comprehensive look at Gary's award-winning brewery; & their unique illustration that's building the brand's attitude.

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THE STYLE GUIDE
v. II: PORTER

November 2014 – In our latest column, THR tackles beer styles. Because, let's face it, we could all use a refresher. Now up: Porters.

Read Past Style Guides 


CHICAGO CRAFT CRAWL:
PURPLE LINE - EVANSTON

In the latest iteration of the CCC, we hop on the Purple Line to see what our suburban neighbors-to-the-north have to offer. And Evanston doesn't disappoint.

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THR BEER OF THE MONTH:
DESTIHL BREWERY's Flanders Red

January 2015 - This month's selection, Flanders Red, is a first of its kind. Destihl Brewery in Bloomington, Illinois has become the first to can a year-round sour.

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions