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Dovetail Brewery Tour

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Dovetail Brewery Tour

By Staff Blogger Ryan Hieronymus   Let me start by saying if you don’t like lagers I blame the macro beer industry of the US. Their desire to serve all parts of the country relegated us to tasteless versions of what used to be considered beer. While lagers aren’t my main attraction to beer, it’s mainly because they are done so poorly in the US. I had the pleasure of taking the brewery tour at Dovetail Brewery recently. I’m lucky to have about 8 local breweries within walking distance, but hadn’t spent much time at Dovetail, which is the newest...

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The Shootout!

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The Shootout!

By Staff Blogger Tom Cramer   Disclaimer: this post has nothing to do with cowboys, gangsters or bank robbers.   The Chicago Beer Society holds one of my favorite craft beer events of the year: the Brewpub Shootout. Chicago area brewers go head to head in a beer and food pairing competition, and prizes are awarded for best beer, best food and best pairing. In my opinion, everyone who attends this event wins. It’s glorious.   Image: Chicago Beer Society This year the event was held at Baderbräu, which I had never been to before.                    ...

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