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

September 18, 2014 – This week, a Grant Park beer festival gets cancelled, beer costs get broken down, an Only Child plans a taproom, and an Indiana staple gets sidelined.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
HONG KONG BEER CO.

September 9, 2014 – This "Asian microbrewery pioneer" owes its good looks and strong identity to folks back here in the States. Can you say 欢呼?

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THE STYLE GUIDE, v1: OKTOBERFEST

September 16, 2014 – In our latest column, THR tackles beer styles. Because, let's face it, we could all use a refresher. First up: Oktoberfest.

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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:
ARCADE'S 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