Breweries

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

CHICAGOLAND

Recently added: Two Hound Red (Glen Ellyn, IL), Mad Hatchet Brewing (Shorewood, IL), Garage Band Brewing (Plainfield, IL) | Recently removed: Empirical Brewpub, 51st Ward Brewing, Ancient Owl, Hopothesis

BCBS Prop Day 2018

BCBS Prop Day 2018

CHICAGO, IL

2018 again gave extra attention to Goose Island’s BCBS Proprietor’s Stout, by way of their lottery-winner-only street fest aptly dubbed ‘Prop Day’. We caught up with the brewer behind this year’s recipe, Brian LaGro, who managed to achieve big flavor through highlighting a single ingredient: chocolate.

Oxbow Brewing's Goods from the Woods

Oxbow Brewing's Goods from the Woods

NEWCASTLE, ME

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.

From Bine to Bottle: The Making of Founders' Harvest Ale

From Bine to Bottle: The Making of Founders' Harvest Ale

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

We followed Founders Brewing to three Michigan hop farms as they sourced and harvested the blend of Cascade and Crystal for their annual ‘Harvest Ale’. In return, we witnessed the arduous and dedicated process of crafting a wet-hopped ale, and the growth of the Michigan hop industry.