All of a sudden, it seems like every publication in Chicago is diving into craft beer. Cheers to that. For your reading ease and pleasure, here’s a roundup of the best craft beer coverage in Chicago this week.
Chicago Magazine went big with craft beer on the cover and 10+ pages inside. Coverage includes reviews of 36 great local brews; top five bars, gastropubs, and liquor stores; tips from the pros on tasting beer and homebrewing; a beer and food pairing guide; and a timeline of the Siebel Institute, Chicago’s world-class school for brewers. The editors partnered with Pipeworks Brewing Co. to brew a summer ale that will be released at Map Room next week in a limited sampling. Here’s a video of the brew:
Redeye profiled four new and soon-to-be breweries: Finch’s, 5 Rabbit, Pipeworks, and New Chicago.
Benjamin Finch of Finch’s Beer Co. spilled to NBC on the Threadless IPA collaboration, made beer geeks sound smart and business-savvy.
The organizers of Beer Hoptacular announced the event is on this year. It’s going down Saturday, November 5 at the Aragon.
The legislative battle over beer distribution rights in Wisconsin is heating up. Guys Drinking Beer break it down.
New homebrew shop Brew Camp is now open in Ravenswood.
The Sun-Times wanted to join the fun, didn’t really have much to say, but somehow spent a lot of words saying it.
Did I miss anything? Drop me a comment below if I did.
Cheers to all the publications and writers focusing on craft beer this week, and big props to those who do it all the time.