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Even the Midwest has hot craft breweries!

Even the Midwest has hot craft breweries!

The midwest is dotted with shockingly amazing hot spots and Chicago is one of them.  The history of this city is littered with accounts that date back to the early 1800s, although the city never gained the notoriety of neighboring cities such as Milwaukee in the brewing industry.  More is known of the organized crime ties than the several former craft breweries of the city and only a few of those craft breweries survived prohibition. One such brewery to survive was Mutual Brewery, which remained in operation until 1924, well into the Prohibition era.  This lovely historical building still has […]

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Jun 8, 2017

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Goose Island: Great Brews from the Windy City

Goose Island: Great Brews from the Windy City

Goose Island is a name that nearly everyone who loves craft beer has heard before, even if they haven’t tried one of their brews. Not having tried a Goose Island brew is unlikely, as they’re one of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry, but it could happen. These folks have been producing amazing craft beer in Chicago, Illinois for several decades and are known by many for their partnership with AB-Inbev (formerly Anheuser-Busch), a partnership that has served Goose Island very well. Although there are those who might frown over their choice to partner with big brewing, there […]

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May 14, 2017

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Gene & Georgetti, the best and oldest steakhouse in Chicago

Gene & Georgetti, the best and oldest steakhouse in Chicago

While we love to spend our time writing about the many amazing vineyards, craft breweries, and delicious offerings of those arenas in the United States, we also realize that pairing great brews with great food is another love of many of our readers.  Today we want to focus on the food aspect of our desires, as without food we would have nothing to pair our brews with!  One of the most robest meals to pair up our craft beers with is steak, and today we’re featuring the oldest steakhouse in Chicago. Owned by Tony Durpetti, this steakhouse is located in […]

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Mar 15, 2017

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Great music and craft beer

Great music and craft beer

If there is one thing craft beer enthusiasts seem to love as much as their beer, it’s great music.

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Jan 26, 2017

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Hot Craft Breweries : Solemn Oath Brewery

Hot Craft Breweries : Solemn Oath Brewery

We all know the midwest is a great place to find new craft breweries right along with some of the biggest and oldest breweries in the entire country.  For this exact reason, we brave the unpredictable weather of the midwest to trek out and try some new brews!  Armed with our growlers and with hope in our hearts, we step into the taprooms hoping to find that perfect pilsner, stout, or ale.  We’re rarely disappointed, as many of the hot craft breweries have been turning out some highly interesting brews in the past decade! Patrons take a solemn oath to […]

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Jan 2, 2017