DOWNERS GROVE, IL
Writer and photographer Michael Hubatch revisits the Downers Grove brewery, as they celebrated their annual Alter Fest, to witness the growth of suburban Chicago brewery in a crowded beer landscape.
FoBAB 2019 showcased 412 beers, from 229 different breweries–enough to please any palate. We pick our favorites & the list of winners.
Recently added: Keeping Together (Northcenter), The Conrad Seipp Brewing Co. (Avondale)
Contributor Michael Hubatch stumbles into Cloudburst to ditch the rain, and finds a truly Seattle brewery.
We taste through 18 new beers for November; low ABVs reign, coffee gets featured, Germany is showcased, and American pales make a return.
Bourbon County is back again, this year with eight total variants. We were lucky enough to preview the very barrel-forward lineup, and ranked them accordingly.
With more beer available than anyone could possibly hope to drink, we chose 10 beers from BeerHoptacular 2017 that we felt represented the best of the local beer on offer. The diversity of styles throughout our picks prove the incredible depth the Chicago scene has developed. Here are our top beers from the annual festival...
The historically alcohol averse 'burb, Downers Grove, is surrounded by towns that have embraced the craft revolution in recent year, and is now home to Alter Brewing Company. A beautiful new taproom and brewhouse showcases one of the fastest growing area breweries.