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A Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Brewery

A Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Brewery

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

So you’re ready to take your homebrew to the big leagues. If you’re like many beer brew masters, you have a dream to open your very own brewery complete with food trucks and trendy décor. But opening a brewery is no cake walk. If you want to win the acclaim among your brewing heroes, you need more than just beer...

An Ultra Fresh Review

An Ultra Fresh Review

BUCKTOWN, CHICAGO

Ultra Fresh had one very simple rule: Any beer in attendance had to be packaged within 5 days of the event. Charged with documenting the day, contributor John Doessel gave himself two rules: 1) To try every beer. and 2) To write the synopsis the night of. This is an ultra fresh review of Ultra Fresh II.

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

CHICAGOLAND

Brewery Count: CITY (67), 'BURBS (109) Recently added: Englewood Brews (Englewod), Saint Errant Brewing (Elk Grove Village), Ravinia Brewing Co. (Albany Park), More Brewing Co. (Villa Park, IL), ALULA Brewing (Pilsen), Short Fuse Brewing Company (Shiller Park, IL)