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

October 31, 2014 – This week, a brewery breaks ground, another one gets some brewing stuff, and a third celebrates a milestone.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
Bold City Brewery

November 17, 2014 – Jacksonville's Bold City Brewery is home to a distinctly Florida brand from design juggernaut Kendrick Kidd.

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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:
ALE SYNDICATE RICHIE IMPERIAL PORTER

November 2014 - It's about time we give our first interviewees some brew-specific appreciation. And no better way to do so than with our favorite of the bunch from them, back as a limited release. 

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions