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10 years

Episode 520 – 10 Beers for 10 Years

Ever since January 22nd of 2014, the ABV Chicago podcast has released a new episode every single week – and nobody could be more stunned about this fact than us. To commemorate a decade of arbitrary beer reviews, brewer interviews,...

english style chicago

Episode 475 – English-Style Chicago

Even without a proper cask engine, we sample five Chicagoland interpretations of centuries-old English styles to appreciate what is hopefully a still-growing trend. The beers sometimes overlap in style but none are done exactly the same way, which makes this...

cream team

Episode 430 – Cream Team

One of America’s few original styles also happens to be a commonly misunderstood one. The Cream Ale has no dairy or lactose (much to Craig’s chagrin) but is instead much more similar to the flavorful and easy-drinking K├Âlsch. We drink...

dubbel play

Episode 424 – Dubbel Play

Inching ever-closer to our Belgian cycle, we finally reach for the Dubbel on this show by drinking the style-originator and several American examples – including one big-time medal winner. With such wide variety on the style that are mostly good...