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great taste of the midwest 2022

Great Taste of the Midwest 2022

The Great Taste of the Midwest – a rite of passage during the summer for a beer drinker – returned to Olin Park on August 13, 2022. Due to it being an outdoor affair, the Great Taste managed to only...

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Aeolian | Counter Weight Brewing

Ah the winds of change. While provided a memorable example of a wine/beer hybrid long ago (Funk Factory’s Cervino), everything else I have had hasn’t lived up to that beer. In fact nothing has even come close. It seemed like...

great taste of the midwest 2021

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...

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Fraise | Dovetail Brewing

It was June of 2016. A new brewery opened its doors in Chicago, focusing on continental European styles. Only a lager, hefeweizen and rauchbier were on tap then. They would continue to put other styles on throughout the rest of the year, but there was something brewing on the second floor of this brewery. Dovetail Brewing began brewing their lambic-style beers from the get-go, but it would be sometime before things like Fraise became available.