Author: Craig G.

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Better Distractions | Goose Island

Goose Island has a long history with the Pitchfork Music Festival. Before they were bought out by AB InBev in 2011, Goose Island supplied beer for the festival. Starting in 2011, Pitchfork switched over to Heineken for their beer needs....

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The King | Tree House Brewing Company

It’s good to be the king. Tree House knows a thing or two about that. From its humble beginnings in Brimfield, MA, Tree House has done nothing but explode in popularity and size. They move to Monson, MA, where I...

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Great Taste of the Midwest 2021

It’s been at least 16 months by my count since my last traditional beer festival. (FoBAB 2019 for me I believe.) Despite the Delta variant wrecking havoc on the nation, the Great Taste of the Midwest took place again in...

Red Currant Mead | Tree Hive

Mead has had a resurgence over the last five or so years. With Schramm’s leading the way, new meaderies pop up with a fair amount of regularity. Chicago has a handful of meaderies, including Second City and Wild Blossom. But now meaderies seem to be coming to more rural areas. While the Champaign-Urbana area has three breweries, there hasn’t been a meadery until now. Tree Hive recently started releasing their meads in the area from their Rantoul, Illinois home, including the Red Currant mead.