• Bacon and Beer Festival Discount

    Posted in News on Oct 01, 2018

    THE FEST IS BACK!

    The 4th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over Soldier Field for one massive festival devoted to the best things in life: bacon and beer. Enjoy all inclusive craft beers from the best local breweries while chowing down on unlimited original bacon-inspired dishes from your favorite local restaurants.

    • 100+ All-Inclusive Craft Beers
    • 30+ Unlimited Bacon Dishes
    • Music, games, and more (it will be Oktoberfest, after all)

    That's not all! Draft Pass members get 20% off tickets when they use the promo code "DRAFTPASS18". You can buy tickets here.

    Want to bring a friend? D...

  • BrewDog Cares About "People and Beer - Not Hate"

    Posted in News on Oct 01, 2018

    Brewdog cancels a series of events with (US Based) Scofflaw Brewing following a statement by Scofflaw, promising free beer to Trump supporters. Brewdog's stance on the Trump administration was made clear when releasing their Make Earth Great Again beer. Brewdog preaches hops, not hate by offering free beer to UK customers who tell staff they support love, not hate.

  • It's Tea Time in the Craft Beer World

    Posted in News on Sep 30, 2018

    Coffee set the tone and now Breweries are starting to experiement with Tea. Chicago's Marz Brewering is one such group and their Tropical Jungle Boogie gives an island feel thanks to the use of herbal tea leaves. It is time to take tea parties to the next level.

  • Columbus Changes the Game with Craft Beer Hotel

    Posted in News on Sep 30, 2018

    Columbus, Ohio's Doghouse is claiming to be "the world’s first crowdfunded craft beer hotel" by the "outrageous Scottish brand BrewDog". The rooms come equipped with mini fridges full of craft beer. I have heard of passing out at the bar, but waking up at the brewery seems much more enticing.

  • Hazed and Juicy Beer Review

    Posted in News on Sep 30, 2018

    Very few people will deny that the beer prospect de jour (remember this is September 2018, so check your current trends if you are reading this after...) is the 'style' devised and called New England IPA. The national Craft Brewer's Guild calls it the 'Anti-IPA' due to its balanced bitterness from the hops and its totally hazy appearance.

    This is a beer to drink fresh. We enjoyed the beer in the taproom and were told that it had been kegged less than a week ago. (Alarmist staff said to us that the newest beers are poured in the taproom). Even though, I did enjoy a four pack of cans at home...

  • Cincinnati on the Brink of Craft Beer Madness

    Posted in News on Sep 27, 2018

    Brink Brewering and MadTree Brewing show Denver what the Queen City is all about by taking home medals in the Great American Beer Fest Competitions. A record-setting year year for OHIO, bringing in 14 total medals, shows they are "making world class beer in the Buckeye State".

  • Check Out Church Street!

    Posted in News on Sep 27, 2018

    Today, we review Church Street Brewing Company.

    As of Fall 2018, Church Street Brewing Company turns six years old. In craft beer terms, that means that only less than 2,000 breweries existed when they began making beer. Today, there are over 7,000 breweries and counting. Many of the breweries have tried their best to be the hippest of the hip. Bigger and louder beers have been the norm. Church Street only produces solid, drinkable beers.

    The taproom is almost exactly like the day it opened. Great beer, a simple set of taps, dart boards, folding tables and chairs put up in the actual brewery a...

  • Cincinnati Highlights Our Favorite Part History

    Posted in News on Sep 21, 2018

    The Over-the-Rhine is taking it way back with their new urban walking, Brewery Heritage Trail. The trail will allow Beer Enthusiast to feast their thirsty eyes on “one of the country's largest collections of 19th-century brewery architecture to this day". Let's take this opportunity to learn about Prohibition so we never allow history to repeat itself.

  • Gaffigan Hit Us Where It Hops

    Posted in News on Sep 18, 2018

    Jim Gaffigan took a shot straight for our hearts when he came out with several negative statements about the beer we all love. Jim shows his lack of "taste" by stating craft beer "don't taste like beer". Beer Association fire shots back.

  • ROTW: Devil's Advocate

    Posted in News on Sep 18, 2018

    This week's beer review covers Devil’s Advocate Belgian Golden Strong by Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca, Illinois.

    You’re the Devil.

    Devil’s Advocate is one of the intrepid styles of beers coming from a traditionally German brewery set in the remote suburbs of Chicago. The taproom takes some traveling to find and is uncomplicated in style, but if you venture to the end very end of an industrial drive, I promise, it will be worth it. Church Street Brewing Company is just turning six years old this coming weekend, making it one of the original new wave of brewers in Chicagoland. Run b...