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Pair Cheeses With Beer, Whiskey Or Wine For Your Holiday Party

When alcohol and cheese meet, feel a chemistry and fall in love, it is a marriage made in heaven. And that’s what you want when you pair cheese with beer, whiskey or wine.

December 26, 2015

Beer Run: A Craft Brew Language Primer

If you’re looking to become part of the thriving beer scene, it can be a lot of fun. But it can also be intimidating, especially when it comes to the language of beer. What, for instance, does your beer geek friend mean by “hoppy?”

December 19, 2015

AB InBev, SABMiller Brew Up $100 Billion Deal

The merger would have major repercussions in the United States, where the two companies would have about 70 percent of the beer market unless they sell off some assets.

October 13, 2015

Megamerger Makes Sense In Mature Beer Industry

Here we go again. The world’s largest beer company wants to be even bigger, and it has a rival brewer in its sights.

September 19, 2015
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Displaced Wrigley Field Bleacher Season Ticket Holders Complain, Adjust

However long it takes, disgruntled ‘bleacherites’ will return to Cubs games as they wait for renovations to the storied seats to finish.

March 26, 2015

You’re Drinking Your Beer Too Cold, And Here’s Why

When it comes to craft beer, serving it chilled is the equivalent of plastic wrap around a Kandinsky: It obscures all the beauty within.

March 24, 2015

Endorse This: Barack Obama — Brewer, Patriot

As part of this year’s Super Bowl festivities, President Obama showed off the White House’s own signature beer.

February 2, 2015

Stand Up To Big-Beer Deceivers And Bullies

Will we stand by and let corporate titans run craft breweries out of business?

October 29, 2014

Oktoberfest USA

Munich may be the grand-daddy of Oktoberfests, but old grandpa has spawned lots of kids. What began in 1810 as a festival to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, the annual beer, food, and music bash now has imitators all over the world. And it goes without saying […]

August 29, 2014

Give Belgian IPAs A Try

By Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune Ale Asylum entered the world of Belgian India pale ales gingerly. Otto Dilba, one of the Madison, Wisconsin, brewery’s founders, had never tasted the hybrid style of Belgian-style yeast and bold hops, but he was intrigued. His co-founder, Dean Coffey, didn’t want to make the beer at all. “Dean is a […]

March 19, 2014

Activist Phyllis Schlafly Butts Head With Brewery Of Same Name

By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — For decades, conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has voiced her opposition to a wide variety of social and political issues, from the Equal Rights Amendment to same-sex marriage. But her latest fight hits closer to home. Phyllis Schlafly is opposing a federal trademark for the name “Schlafly” for […]

March 5, 2014