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An Interview with Brickstone Brewery's Jack of All Trades

An Interview with Brickstone Brewery's Jack of All Trades

BOURBONNAIS, IL

Whether it's at a week night beer event, a weekend festival or a Guild meeting, Alex Lovinggood seems to be omnipresent. He's worked his way around the brewing circuit after starting at Temperance, then Burnt City and, and now finally on to Brickstone Brewery. We met with Alex to find out what drives him to be such a jack of all trades.

THR's 2017 Chicago Brewery Bracket: Elite8

THR's 2017 Chicago Brewery Bracket: Elite8

CHICAGO, IL

After 3 rounds and 175k votes, our Chicago Brewery Bracket has whittled its 64 initial breweries down to 8. The readers voiced their favorites, while many upsets occurred this past round, so the battle for the Final 4 is about to get interesting. Vote for your favorite from these 8, and we'll release the resulkts on Monday, 3/27.

Beer & Branding: Begyle Brewing Co.

Beer & Branding: Begyle Brewing Co.

NORTHCENTER, CHICAGO

Begyle Brewing Co. has carved its place in the Chicago scene by way of variety and approachability. And as of last week, some of their longtime staples have found their way into the growingly popular 12oz can format. We took a look at the new format and the design effort behind it.