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

March 27, 2015 – This week, we cover a boat load of topics. From Chicago breweries hitting milestones to beer-y TV series and even a 'controversial' new Atlanta brewery's distribution troubles here in Chicago, ahem...

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BEER & BRANDING: 
PENROSE BREWING

March 4, 2015 – Another brewery just outside Chicago has some of the Midwest's best branding...and beer. We get to share plenty of good looking Penrose images with this one...

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THE STYLE GUIDE
v. IV: IMPERIAL IPA

March 2015 – In our latest column, THR tackles beer styles. Because, let's face it, we could all use a refresher. Now up: Imperial IPAs.

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CHICAGO CRAFT CRAWL:
WALKING TOUR - LOOP

In the latest iteration of the CCC, we head out for a post-work crawl through Chicago's Loop and discover that there are more than a few reasons to stick around downtown.

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THR BEER OF THE MONTH:
FINCH's HARDCORE CHIMERA

Finch's Hardcore Chimera, an Imperial IPA, is the perfect beer to help get us excited for Spring. If Spring ever comes. At 9%, it's still crisp, flavorful and well balanced.

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions