Hoplinks - Sidelined

We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful September weather with their go-to Oktoberfest brew in-hand. While sipping on your tasty libation, catch up on this week's news with the latest edition of the Hoplinks.

This week, a Grant Park beer festival gets cancelled, beer costs get broken down, an Only Child plans a taproom, and an Indiana staple gets sidelined. Take a look at the links below and let us know what you think! 


This weekend's planned Chicago Ale Fest has been cancelled. The event's organizers cited bad weather (unlikely) and financial concerns (likely) as reasons for the cancellation. Anyone who bought tickets will be entitled to a full refund.

Michigan's Journeyman Distillery is a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Competition. Vote between now and October 13th and help bring some much deserved recognition to one of the country's best distilleries.

Northbrook's Only Child Brewing Company has plans to open a tasting room in their home town. Unfortunately, the brewery just concluded an Indiegogo campaign that fell well short of their goal. Let's hope they can still find the means to make this work!

3 Floyds announced that they will stop bottling Pride and Joy and replace it with their new session IPA, Yum Yum. One of the three original beers from 3 Floyds, Pride and Joy fans can rest easy as it will still be distributed in kegs.

One of the downsides of transitioning from your everyday macro brews to craft beer is the added strain on your bank account. Ever wonder what costs go into your $12 six pack? The Huffington Post breaks it all down.

A recent study revealed some rather unappetizing ingredients in some popular German beers.

Image sourced from Only Child's Indiegogo campaign.