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Chicago Craft Crawl #8: Lincoln Avenue - Part 2

Chicago Craft Crawl #8: Lincoln Avenue - Part 2

CHICAGO, IL

Lincoln Avenue is a 13 mile long tour through some of the most inviting neighborhoods Chicago has to offer. There is certainly no shortage of solid places to grab a beer. It's also home to a whole lot of holes you don't want to waste your time with. With so many options to sift through, we've split this Chicago Craft Crawl into two parts. In Part 1, we kicked things off in Lincoln Park, drinking our way north through some fine establishments as far north as George Street. But there's a whole lot more to explore on the northern reaches of this bustling avenue. So, grab your nearest CTA bus or train and head to the intersection of Belmont and Lincoln for The Hop Review's Chicago Craft Crawl v. VIII... Lincoln Avenue - Part 2

Brewer Chat: Reviving a Brand, with Rob Sama of Baderbräu

Brewer Chat: Reviving a Brand, with Rob Sama of Baderbräu

LOGAN SQUARE, CHICAGO

There was once a time when Baderbräu (now, that's pronounced 'bay-der-brau') gave the Miller and Budweisers of the world a run for their money on Midwestern store shelves. Since that time, the brand and original brewery has completely fallen into obscurity and, until recently, was just a memory for many a Chicago old-timer.

Rob Sama aims to change all that and bring the city's "Original Craft Beer" back to prominence. We sat down with Rob at Logan Square's Radler to discuss his history with a brand he loves and the tall task of resurrecting a historic label in a market exploding with options.