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best beers

Ryan’s Top 50 Beers of 2021

The criteria for the list is simple: these are the best beers that I had this year that were released this year. I undoubtedly left off many other great beers I had this year because I’m not a very good...

most memorable 2021

30 Most Memorable Beers of 2021

Last year was god-awful. Restrictions, lockdowns, and an unchecked virus led to a very tense and exhausting year. While some of those things happened in 2021 (and may be coming back right now), the vaccine brought about brief moments of...

double barrel

Episode 412 – Double Barrel Blast

As if barrel-aging alone wasn’t enough, breweries these days are taking beers that have already experienced an extended oak rest and dumping them into another barrel to age even further. We sample five beers that result from this process (or...

fobab 2021

ABV Chicago’s Fantasy FoBAB League 2021 Results

The return of the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers in its 19th year brought many changes, and almost all of them were for the better. Utilizing the main floor and concourse of the Credit 1 Arena allowed for much...