The best brewery tours for beer geeks who’re also cat lovers, home brewers with a dream, gluten-intolerant cyclists, experts who think they’ve seen it all, and more
An all-local roundup of Christmas ales, plus one entry from Akron, Ohio
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, April 16
Two Brothers bottles a barrel-aged imperial stout that might as well have been custom made for Beer and Metal.
Some of the best Oktoberfest beers available in Chicago were brewed right here.
A suburban beer festival is relaxing—and, by the same token, not very exciting.
After four years of scheming, two local brewers are finally in business.
Two Brothers’ oak-aged wet-hop IPA and the equally heavy-handed Devin Townsend
Ben Sheagren of Hopleaf tames the bitterness of the coffee bean
Goose Island takes first and second place, Three Floyds wins the bronze, and Firestone Walker earns a special nod from the organizers.
Picnicking on the North Shore, touring Pilsen restaurants, navigating Indian menus, and more.
Pig roasting, pizza making, bike riding, and more.
This week’s talks, tastings, and events.