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

August 21, 2014 - This week, a long awaited Chicago brewery talks shop, HopCat just keeps on growing, some brewers play bags, and Canadians think drinking beer as a workout recovery is a good idea.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
NL'S BRAND BIER

August 25, 2014 – A Dutch brewery gets a slick refresh and it's not Grolsh, Amstel or Heineken. Nope, that brand is...Brand. And they just might've taken the lead in the country's beer design.

Read Past Branding

HOMEBREW BANTER:
M
ETHODS OF BREWING

Deciding how you are going to brew up your first batch? Here's a walk through on three ways to brew

Read Past Banter 


 
 

CRAFT CRAWL:
BLUE LINE - O'HARE BRANCH

In the latest iteration of the CCC, we hop on the Blue Line to explore some of Chicago's best beer bars between Jefferson Park and West Town.

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THR BEER OF THE MONTH:
ARCADE WILLIAM WALLACE WRESTLE FEST

September 2014 - As Fall's cooler nights roll in, you'll want something to help fend it off just a little longer. This brand new beer from a brand new brewery is just that.

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions