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light lagers

Episode 539 – Blinded by the Light Lagers

After years of pushing boundaries with flavor, craft beer has come all the way back to banking on uncomplicated light lagers built for summer coolers. For this episode, we test out five local versions of lighter lagers in a blind...

monthly sampler may 2024

ABV Chicago Monthly Sampler: May 2024

At the end of each month, we like to highlight twelve drinks 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....

clearly hazy

Episode 537 – Clearly Hazy

Science beckons us to drink these side-by-side versions of similar IPA recipes: one hazy and one clear. We want to know how much difference the yeast makes in the flavor, whether bitterness levels will be noticeably changed, and how the...

hop butcher report

Episode 535 – The Hop Butcher Report

CHICAGO (ABV) – The folks at Hop Butcher have released some beers of note over the last few months, and we are on the scene (at home) to sample four of these newsworthy beers. A hazy IPA tribute to a...