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

December 12, 2014 – This week, a judge responds, a long bar gets wider, a "stupid" law is fought, and a brand plans to update.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
cerveceria de colima

December 9, 2014 – A Mexican design powerhouse finally tackles a brewery identity. And it's nothing but splashy hipster goodness.

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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.

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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:
51ST ward & zÜmbier's the mayoR

December 2014 - A couple of new suburban breweries team up to bring us an Galaxy hopped cream ale, inspired by Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood... 

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions