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The Ideal Temperature for Storing Various Beer Styles

The Ideal Temperature for Storing Various Beer Styles

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One of the most important things to get right when it comes to beer is its temperature. There’s nothing sadder than an otherwise perfect brew ruined by less-than-ideal serving conditions. But what’s a dedicated beer drinker to do with all those bottles at home? Here’s what you need to know to get the maximum flavor out of everything from a barleywine to a Budweiser.

Our Top Picks from Naperville Ale Fest 2017

Our Top Picks from Naperville Ale Fest 2017

NAPERVILLE, IL

A recap of the Chicagoland's west side favorite, Naperville Ale Fest – the first of two 2017 sessions. These are our impressions and 10 notable beers we had, as shared by THR Contributor Michael A. Hubatch.

New England in Chicago

New England in Chicago

WEST TOWN, CHICAGO

For the last 2 years, I’ve traveled down Chicago Avenue as part of my work commute. One constant along the way was the transformation of an old theatre into a brewery. That place: Forbidden Root. Their founding principle was ‘botanic' – a claim that comes with question marks. And I suppose those question marks were enough to deter. Until recently, thanks to the introduction of a new style: The New England IPA.