Tagged: pips

monthly sampler february 2022

ABV Chicago Monthly Sampler: February 2022

Each month, we like to highlight twelve beers 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. Some of these drinks...

plum pips meadery

Plum | Pips Meadery

A few years ago (I can’t remember how far back, thanks pandemic) I was in Madison, Wisconsin for the Great Taste of the Midwest. The day before the main event on Saturday – Great Taste Eve – always starts at...

1840 brewing ms beauregard

Ms Beauregard | 1840 Brewing

Barrel-aging beer is pretty commonplace now. It adds depth, unexpected flavors, and typically makes the beer better. With so many breweries doing it, though, acquiring barrels might get challenging, especially bourbon barrels. So when one of the premiere meaderies in...

Red Currant Mead | Tree Hive

Mead has had a resurgence over the last five or so years. With Schramm’s leading the way, new meaderies pop up with a fair amount of regularity. Chicago has a handful of meaderies, including Second City and Wild Blossom. But now meaderies seem to be coming to more rural areas. While the Champaign-Urbana area has three breweries, there hasn’t been a meadery until now. Tree Hive recently started releasing their meads in the area from their Rantoul, Illinois home, including the Red Currant mead.