Hoplinks - Local Selection

There's plenty to talk about this week. That's obvious in this week's Hoplinks as we bring together news and events from Chicago and around the country.

Click-away below to find out more about a highly coveted team back on track to open a brewery, a record breaking beer café, a rapidly changing industry, and a list of breweries you should be checking out. So grab some lunch, click some Hoplinks, and let us know what we missed.


RAVENSWOOD – Another sighting of the much anticipated North Side brewhouse, Band of Bohemia! The team behind the concept, who also lists the world-renowned Alinea in their portfolio, has overcome a few initial obstacles and now aimes to open in summer 2015 [DNA Info].

LAKEVIEW – Beermiscuous, Lakeview's recently opened beer café, can now lay claim to the largest selection of local beer of any bar in Chicago. Over 30 Chicagoland breweries and 130 beers are available among the 12 taps and hundreds of bottles.

CHICAGO – Thrillist details five Chicago breweries that "you need to try right now." Consider this a to-do list for The Hop Review (& some're already on deck...) [Thrillist].

DELAWARE – Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione took the time to clear up a couple misconceptions about the recent appointment of Nick Benz to the company's CEO role. Fear not, Dogfish Head lovers, Sam isn't going anywhere. {Beer Street Journal].

USA – Craft beer is no longer enjoyed primarily by your 20-30 year old white guy with a beard. The demographics of the industry are expanding, and the Brewers Association has the figures to back it up. [Paste].

WORLD – Who knew the best selling beer in the world (by far) is the Chinese-made 'Snow'? This infographic will arm you with a plethora of beer (and wine) facts to surprise your friends with.