BASED IN CHICAGO, IL

 

The Hop Review gathers the best stories and perspectives of craft beer through interviews, photography & travel. 

 

DETOURS: A Beer Travel Series
No. 35: Batavia, IL – Energy City Brewing

On the shore of Batavia’s Fox River, there is a small basement brewing operation making a name for itself via its milkshake IPAs: Energy City Brewery. They’re upping production and are looking to what’s next….  Read more.

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BEER & BRANDING
Brouwerij ’t IJ

From the Archives: A few Septembers ago, we visited Amsterdam’s ‘windmill brewery’, Brouwerij ‘t IJ, and it changed our perspective on what a brewery–and a beer label–can be.  Read more.

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CHICAGO CRAFT CRAWLS
Beer Routes to Quench Your Thirst

The Hop Review's "CCCs" are a series of routes around the city that allow you to visit Chicago's most fruitful craft beer corridors, along CTA routes or notable thoroughfares.

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"THE HOP REVIEWS"
A Monthly Beer Review: September

We drink a lot of beer here at THR. So, we figured we'd drink a few and share our thoughts. For September, we've got 19 new beers worth your consideration.   Read more.

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A few snapshots into our recent excursions: