Oktoberfest

Chicago's Beers & Bars to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Chicago's Beers & Bars to Celebrate Oktoberfest

CHICAGO, IL

September 16 marks the opening of the worlds largest and most famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. Nearly every local brewer has taken a shot at the "Fest" beer this year, so we've compiled a list of a handful of Chicago offerings to imbibe over pretzels and a schnitzel–as well as a few local favoritess worth checking out. Prost!

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.

Berghoff - A Chicago Tradition Relaunches

Berghoff - A Chicago Tradition Relaunches

    
We're all about Chicago here at The Hop Review. In our opinion it doesn't get much better than a weekend afternoon spent on a sunny neighbourhood patio drinking a local beer brewed just down the street. Imagine then, how our interests were peaked when we were invited to the relaunch party of Berghoff Brewing, one of the original names in the Chicago beer scene.