Hoplinks - Révolution

Hoplinks - Révolution

The latest links see news coming in from far and wide as we wind down toward Fall. As we hit the last weekend before labor day, be sure to get out and enjoy a session beer or two... just make sure you read the links below first.

In this week's Hoplinks, there's more news from Logan Square, a brewery turns one, the USA craft industry is bigger than we thought, and the French are in the midst of another Révolution. Let us know what else we missed in the comments!


LOGAN SQUARE, CHICAGO - Hopewell Brewing Co. is in the news again this week as the soon-to-be Logan Square location works toward an opening later this year. Also check out our interview with co-owners Samantha Lee and Stephen Bossu from last month. [DNA Info]

WICKER PARK, CHICAGO - Arcade Brewery celebrates their one year anniversary on Monday at Chop Shop. The event is $15 and features the release of their beer Boss Battle, a number of bands, games, giveaways, and... a Minotaur? [Arcade Brewery Facebook]

CHICAGO - The Tribune takes a look through some of the city's historic drinking spots. The Hop Review staples Green Door Tavern and Old Town Ale House make an appearance. [Chicago Tribune]

USA - We all know craft beer is big. But just how big has it got in the last few years? Well, bigger than the wine and video game industries, according to the Brewers Association. Production is up 16% this year with 700 new breweries hitting the scene since 2014. [Fortune]

FRANCE - France has long been known for it's wine production, which often overshadows it's small but historic brewing industry. In recent years, the country's craft industry has seen a "révolution," and there are some great French craft beers available stateside. [Food Republic]

GLOBAL - Draft Magazine offers an interesting look into the difference between drinking a 4% session beer, versus your average 5%-er. It turns out there's quite a lot, giving us something to think about as we sip on our top sessions beers to wind down the summer.