This year’s Chicago installment of the Swedish-born Scorched Tundra fest features the likes of Oxbow, Fistula, Acid King, and Wolvhammer—plus a beer from Pipeworks and a burger from Kuma’s.
Old Irving Brewing will ease your postelection pain
Trevor Rose-Hamblin’s beer and Matthias Merges’s food could fuel the revolution—or at least spirited talk of one.
Meat Wave celebrate the release of their second full-length with a bunch of shows all over town
The band’s brand-new Delusion Moon hits shelves tomorrow.
Pipeworks’ big new brewery means Ninja vs. Unicorn in cans
The economies of scale will let Pipeworks drop the retail price of their flagship beer by nearly 60 percent when they start selling cans next month.
The best Chicago Craft Beer Week 2015 events
Check out the best Chicago Craft Beer Week events.
Mikerphone Brewing launches with music-inspired beers and monster cans
It’s been a tangled path for Slapshot head brewer Mike Pallen, but he’s finally found a place to turn his home-brewing operation into a commercial enterprise.
Take a ‘Walk ov Shame’ to the Local Option for the Catalina Wine Mixer
This fruity Belgian-style saison is one of 31 beautiful beers the Local Option will be pouring all night.
Christmas beer tasting: Local edition
An all-local roundup of Christmas ales, plus one entry from Akron, Ohio
Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer gold medalists include Pipeworks, Revolution, and Off Color
FOBAB defeated the Reader‘s Beer and Metal correspondent this year, but several deserving Chicago breweries tasted sweet victory.
Reader’s Agenda Thu 5/15: Craft Beer Week, farmers’ markets, and the HoZac Blackout
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, May 15
A dozen of the best things I drank this year
It’s been a good year for drinking.
The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer: Still completely ridiculous, still definitely great
The 214 entries at this year’s FOBAB included beers aged in gin and Tabasco barrels, in what I’m pretty sure was a first for the festival.
Beer Hoptacular, south-side edition
Beer Hoptacular moves to the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios in Pilsen for its fourth year.
A dark horse at Goose Island’s Belgian Fest
You are hereby implored to try every beer you can find from Transient Artisan Ales of Lansing, Illinois, when they start showing up in Chicago next month.
Pipeworks experiments on its imperial stout with Raspberry Truffle Abduction
Pipeworks Brewing combines alien abduction and raspberry truffles: two great tastes that . . . oh, never mind.