Writer and photographer Ben Macri made his way to Newcastle, ME for Oxbow Brewing’s 2018 ‘Goods from the Woods’ celebration. There, he witnessed just what has propelled the Maine brewer in recent years, by way of one of the country’s most unique beer festivals.
Carlsberg had seemed to be itching for a consistent and heritage-forward refresh. To celebrate its 170+ year mark for the brand, the Danish brewer teamed up with Taxi Studio to rework their classic identity elements, down to the shade of green.
We tasted through the following 16 beers for November. This month we have a few more entries from Michigan, a gathering of offerings from Mexico City, some fruited ales, and a prominent return of stouts–barrel-aged and otherwise.
Recently added: Two Hound Red (Glen Ellyn, IL), Mad Hatchet Brewing (Shorewood, IL), Garage Band Brewing (Plainfield, IL) | Recently removed: 51st Ward Brewing, Ancient Owl, Hopothesis
Writer and photographer Michael Hubatch revisits the Downers Grove brewery, as they celebrated their annual Alter Fest, to witness the growth of suburban Chicago brewery in a crowded beer landscape.