RECENT BEER-NESS

2014 CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL - Union Station provides a beautiful backdrop as we work our way through the crowds and sample some great new brews.


2014 CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL - Union Station provides a beautiful backdrop as we work our way through the crowds and sample some great new brews.

BADERBRÄU - Founder Rob Sama talks us through the process of reviving one of Chicago's oldest beer brands.


BADERBRÄU - Founder Rob Sama talks us through the process of reviving one of Chicago's oldest beer brands.

WHAT THE FIRK? FIRKIN FEST - Get ready for burgers, cask ales & arcades. We'll be there judging the winners!


WHAT THE FIRK? FIRKIN FEST - Get ready for burgers, cask ales & arcades. We'll be there judging the winners!

  HAYMARKET - We catch up with Pete Crowley who talks about his love of barrel-aged beer and his path to creating one of Chicago's best respected brew pubs.

 
HAYMARKET - 
We catch up with Pete Crowley who talks about his love of barrel-aged beer and his path to creating one of Chicago's best respected brew pubs.

ALE SYNDICATE - We caught up with the Ale Syndicate crew to find out what they've been up to since we last spoke to them in early 2013.


ALE SYNDICATE - We caught up with the Ale Syndicate crew to find out what they've been up to since we last spoke to them in early 2013.

UNE ANNEE - We talk Belgian-inspired beers with one of Chicago's most unique, new breweries.


UNE ANNEE - We talk Belgian-inspired beers with one of Chicago's most unique, new breweries.


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The Hop Review is, yes, another beer blog. Will it cover craft beer? Yes. Will it cover macrobrews? Only if we have to. Is it mostly Chicago-related? Yes, for now. Hopefully, in time, we will be able to convince you to stay up to speed on our posts, opinions, interviews, pretty pictures and attemptedly witty ramblings. All-in-all, The Hop Review is three average guys' perspective on this growing microbrew scene, & we look forward to sharing it with you folks!