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Talking 'lager' with Lake Brothers Beer Co.

Talking 'lager' with Lake Brothers Beer Co.

DETROIT, MI

A new beer brand, Lake Brothers Beer Co., aims to be the go-to lager for the Great Lakes region. Founder Sean Farrell is looking to fill a market niche many maybe didn't notice was missing. We sat down with him to find out whether they consider themselves 'craft,' and why you need a new beer that you can enjoy with your father–straight outta the Great Lakes.

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

CHICAGO, IL

On the list of Chicago craft beer bars where you might find The Hop Review perched at the bar, Lakeview's Paddy Long's and the West Loop's Kaiser Tiger are damn near the top. Both establishments offer a completely different atmosphere with the former being your classic neighborhood Irish joint; the latter oozing a sophisticated beer garden feel. Both places have something in common – a whole lotta bacon and a fantastic beer list chock full of quality, often hard to come by brews. They also happen to be co-owned and lovingly curated by Pat Berger: respected beer judge, bar owner, blogger, and Chicagoan through and through.

The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

As we all do at this time of year, it's time to look back at 2014. If we do say so ourselves, it's been quite the year for The Hop Review. We've been lucky enough to sit down with no-less than 28 of the craft beer industry's most knowledgeable, passionate, and driven people. This is all on top of the many events we've attended and the countless other awesome folks we've come across; many of who we plan to chat with throughout the next year.