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A Like Minded Chat with Chicago's Newest Brewery

A Like Minded Chat with Chicago's Newest Brewery

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

There are a lot of archaic beer laws around the United States, and most of them do nothing good for the craft beer industry. The state of Wisconsin is no exception with their controversial "Tied House" laws (other states including Illinois have similar laws), enacted shortly after Prohibition ended. Originally intended to protect small brewers being forced out of bars by the big guys, the aging law now has the exact opposite effect. Earlier this year, word spread that Like Minds Brewing, one of the state's most promising new brewers, had been forced to find new digs in Chicago.

FOBAB 2015 Recap

FOBAB 2015 Recap

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, CHICAGO

The sleet and snow couldn't stop thousands of devout beer drinkers from checking out the almost limitless selection of wood- and barrel-aged beers available at FOBAB 2015 – the highly acclaimed festival in its 13th year. Craft beer junkies are treated to a day of sampling some of the most unique and rare beers ranging from stouts to barleywines and sours. We recap our favorites, winners, and share some photos from the weekend.

Art and Brewing Science with Eric Hobbs & Tom Korder of Penrose Brewing

Art and Brewing Science with Eric Hobbs & Tom Korder of Penrose Brewing

GENEVA, IL

Focus. Often, in today's furiously paced craft beer world, it's a race to the starting gate and many details are left unattended. Everyone wants to be the next guy, or gal, of the beer scene but they don't think about what makes them unique. What sets them apart? What makes their brewery a statement of themselves?