Hoplinks - Snubbed

There's a whole lot going on this week so let's get right to it. In this week's Hoplinks, you have a great local option for this weekend, Sauganash gets its first brewery, Chicago gets snubbed, and a man drinks a whole lot of beers.

Take a read through this week's news and let us know what we missed!


Looking for something to do this Friday? Check out The Great Taste of Local Option for some hard to find Midwest beers as well as the launch of Local Option's oak aged Kellerbier "Die Königin." For more information on the guys behind one of the country's best beer bars, check out The Hop Review's interview from earlier this year.

Sauganash, one of Chicago's northwest neighbourhoods, is getting its first brewery. Alarmist Brewing aims to brew their first beer in November of this year.

Did you manage to get your hands on the sought after Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 12-pack? If so, check out Deadspin's ranking of the entire pack and take a gander at our impressions of the festival's Midwest stop.

The Daily Meal put together a list of the top 50 craft breweries in the United States. Inexplicably, Chicago was nowhere to be seen. Who would you have included?

Take a look at your Untappd/RateBeer history. How many beers have you had? Our guess is that it's less than 30,000. Denmark's Jan Bolvig has posted 34,444 ratings on his Ratebeer profile since 2006.

British owned Cobra Beer, the overwhelming favourite at Indian restaurants, has seen some tough times but is seeing a renaissance after being bought out by Millercoors.