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

February 27, 2015 – This week, Dark days are ahead, Obama drinks some Chicago beer, people drink sours, and there are still Stones left unturned in Virginia.

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BEER & BRANDING: 
SOLEMN OATH BREWERY

February 26, 2015 – This week we take a look at one of Chicagoland's strongest beer brands, courtesy of artist Jourdon Gullett. You'll like this.

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THE STYLE GUIDE
v. III: STOUT

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

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CHICAGO CRAFT CRAWL:
PURPLE LINE - EVANSTON

In the latest iteration of the CCC, we hop on the Purple Line to see what our suburban neighbors-to-the-north have to offer. And Evanston doesn't disappoint.

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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