ABV Chicago Podcast

Episode 242 – Milkshake IPAs

As IPA further becomes a parody of itself, we stare down the ultimate challenge to our perception of what hoppy beers could – or should – be. Milkshake IPAs are a newer variation on the fruit-forward and bitterness-free take on...

GABF 2018 – The Unofficial Strategy Guide

Going into our fifth year attending the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, we feel like we’re starting to get better at it. With over 800 breweries pouring more than 4,000 unique beers, it’s necessary to make a pre-fest plan...

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Episode 241 – Road to GABF 2018

We’re counting down the days to the 37th annual Great American Beer Festival, and going into our fifth year attending, we finally feel like we’re qualified to give advice for those attending, or provide escapism for those that would like...

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Episode 240 – Belgian Sour Starter Pack

Years ago, before every other American brewery had a koelschip or a “sour program,” the options to foster a love for sours was mostly limited to shelf-available Belgian beers. As Ryan’s long-gestating audio lovechild, this episode represents a time when...