ABV Chicago Podcast

cellar west

Episode 361 – Cellar West

In a city called Lafayette, somewhat between Denver and Boulder, Zach Nichols runs his farmhouse-focused brewery, Cellar West Artisan Ales. In under five years, the brewery has won two GABF medals, moved to a new location, and expanded their operation,...

Ryan’s Top 50 Beers of 2020

The criteria for the list is simple: these are the best beers that I had this year that were released this year. In the past, I had included festival and draft pours that obviously were not much of an option...

decmeber 2020

ABV Chicago Monthly Sampler: December 2020

Each month, we like to highlight twelve beers we found personally interesting, delicious, or exciting from (mostly) local sources with the hopes of passing on our recommendations to those that are interested in reading arbitrary reviews. Some of these drinks...

exciting! ba stouts!

Episode 360 – Exciting! Barrel-Aged Stouts!

We might as well send off 2020 on an upbeat note and just get wild with the ingredients, so we let it all hang out on this mixed five pack of barrel-aged variant stouts from local breweries. Each of these...