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The Hop Reviews Vol. 08: A Monthly Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 08: A Monthly Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We drink a lot of beer here at The Hop Review. So, we found it only fitting that we share some of our thoughts on said beer, with "The Hop Reviews". We've tasted through the following 14 beers for January and the New Year, and rated them on a scale of 100. Celebrate 2017 by reaching for one of these...

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.

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

As it is at any brewery, there's no position more important than Brewmaster. At a brewery as big as Goose Island, the job of Brewmaster comes with even more responsibility and a constant magnifying glass on every decision made. The man making those decisions for Goose today is Jared Jankoski, former Head Brewer at New Glarus, now leading one of the most talented brewing teams in the industry. We sat down with the fourth Goose Island Brewmaster to dig into his past, present responsibilities, why he doesn't always like Goose Island alumni breweries, and even the name of his 'famous' cat.