It’s that time of year again! Were you lucky enough to score tickets to the Great American Beer Festival? Or are you planning on taking it all in and watching the awards ceremony from home?
Each year I’ve visited the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, I try to come back with some sort of story for my recap that’s more than just “beer good, this one lemony” for 2,000 words.
Barrel-aged beer is everywhere today. Most established breweries have a barrel-aging program; even some new breweries have some beers sitting in barrels, waiting to be released as their first.
Man, it’s a hot one. We try five West Coast beers that have started popping up on Chicagoland shelves to determine if they’re worth your all-important dollar with our arbitrary reviews.