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Food and Beer: A Craft Pairing Event

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I would guess that most of the readers of the Post/50 page are familiar with food and wine pairing. In the 1980's, wine makers started suggesting comp...

New Brewing Company To Employ Only Veterans

Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago

Fed up with the staggering unemployment rate among the nation's veterans and the corporations that pay little more than lip service to the problem on...

30 New Craft Breweries Are Coming Soon To Chicago

Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

Story by Janet Rausa Fuller, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: Illinois is home to more than 80 craft breweries, up from 67 in 2012, according to the Brewe...

Rival Beer Festivals In Apparent Kerfuffle

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Possibly thanks to a competing beer event's intervention, Saturday's Chicago Beer Festival is set to be a little bit different this y...

Pipeworks Named 'New Brewery Of The Year'

Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's Pipeworks Brewing Company has existed all but a year, but already the small batch operation is topping lists of hopheads everywhere. The...

Thirsty? The Chicago Beer Festival Returns Saturday

Posted 10.03.2012 | Chicago

Are you the kind of beer drinker who still feels limited by even the most diverse of brew menu offerings? The Chicago Beer Festival is exactly the ...

Local Favorite Brews Are About To Go National

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

One of Chicago's favorite locally-made brews is about to hit the national stage. Goose Island Beer Company's brews -- which include the 312 Urban W...

Best Chicago Beers & Where To Try Them During Craft Beer Week

Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's third annual Craft Beer Week kicked off Thursday, and more than 200 venues across Chicago will be showcasing brews from Chicago's biggest na...

Drink Locally: Chicago's Best Beer, Wine & Spirits For Fall

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

Oktoberfest season is upon us, and fortunately for Windy City residents, there are plenty of local booze options to keep us distracted as winter comes...

iNG's Cocktail Creator Gives His Picks For Chicago's Best Bars

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

When trying to decide where to go for drinks, we figured we would quiz a guy who helped create a half dozen flavor-tripping cocktails, such as a skinn...

Local Breweries Roll Out Summer Beers

| Lauren Drell | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

If the rainy, cold Chicago "spring" has made you thirsty for booze, you are in luck. Temperatures are supposed to climb in the next few days, and the ...

Mad About The Goose Island Sale? Try A New Local Brew

| Ben Worcester | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, Chicago-based brewery Goose Island issued a press release, stating that Anheuser-Busch will purchase the company for around $39 million. Th...

Goose Island And Longman & Eagle Unveil Their Pork Soda (And It's A Hit)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pork trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Nor does the Logan Square and craft beer trend. So, it's not very surprising to see two of Chicago's...

AMERICA'S BEST BEER BARS: 5 Illinois Pubs Make Draft Mag's List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans are well aware of our amazing bar options, but it's nice to see outsiders appreciate that fact from time to time. This week, Draft Magazi...

West Loop Beer Mecca Haymarket Pub Set to Open This Week

Eater Chicago | Nicole Frehsee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barring any setbacks from city inspections today, West Loop dwellers will have a ginormous beer mecca to call their own when the 9,000-square-foot Hay...

Goose Island Hefeweizen Needs A Name, And You Need Free Beer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If coming up with clever names for alcoholic beverages is your thing, Goose Island Brewery has just the contest for you. Goose Island head brewer Ja...

Goose Island, Craft Brewers Doing Well Despite Recession

Chicago Tribune | Mike Hughlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With an ugly recession raging this spring, Goose Island Beer Co. launched Sophie, a high-end Belgian-style brew with a retail price of $8 to $9 per 22...

On The Trail Of Chicago's Best Microbrews

New York Times | Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago has morphed from a meat-and-potatoes town to one claiming some of the country's best chefs, consumers have started demanding better beer. W...

Just In Time For Obama: Goose Island Beer Gets DC Distribution

Crain's Chicago Business | Meghan Streit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama may feel a little more at home in Washington, D.C., now that he can enjoy Goose Island beer in the capital. The Chicago-...