There are hundreds of beers brewed at more than 80 breweries in Illinois, as listed in the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. These include famous classics like Goose Island's 312 and smaller, niche brews known only to locals and true hops aficionados.
If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.
"Smooth" is not, and never will be, a real tasting note. It is, however, a type of criminal.
Of course Independence Day is our nation's celebration of freedom, but for a lot of Americans it is the freedom from our daily grind that we celebrate. It's one of those few holidays dictated by no real commitment other than the commitment to have fun.
It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Vermont Three brew-focused itineraries from the Hotel Vermont's beer concierge. Matt Canning might just have the best job e...
If the taps are listed on a chalkboard, then huzzah. If you can throw peanut shells on the floor, then so much the better. And if you need elaborate directions to find the place, then you're almost certainly on the right track. Here are a few favorites (you'll have to ask around for directions).
When you get an empty, don't waste it. Turn it into one of these ingenious devices to improve your decor, light up your campsite or cook your meals. Who knows? An empty can of beer could even save your life one day (check out #3).
I was in northeast Portland over the weekend and decided to stop in at a brewery that Yelp users said not only had good beer but "it's a nonprofit too!" I assumed they just misinterpreted the brewpub's joke about its inadequate revenue. But no.
As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.
Say goodbye to the days when you tossed a measly ball of ground beef on the grill, threw it on a bun and called it a burger. This summer, all you need is a beer can burger.
Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult summer adult beverage
They're churning out some of the nation's tastiest and most inventive brews.
He's given us plenty of booze-soaked pearls of wisdom from his many years on TV.
You'll want to approach pouring beer into a float with a bit of delicacy.
They're kind of the worst when it comes to beer. Here's why.