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GABF 2019: Ryan’s 40 Best Beers

Still the biggest and best beer fest around, this year’s Great American Beer Festival featured over 800 breweries, which is roughly 10 percent of the breweries operating in the U.S. at this point in time. Over 2,000 beers were poured,...

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GABF 2019: Top 40 Breweries

Here at ABV Chicago, we deal heavily in arbitrarity. Weekly, we review and rank beers as they wrap around our particular personal preferences, so we acknowledge that our opinions shouldn’t be taken too seriously. When it comes to narrowing down...

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GABF 2018: Craig’s Awards

This GABF was full of some firsts and last. First time there were hazy categories and medals. First time with food trucks and two new sponsored booths – Jameson caskmates and Buffalo Wild Wings. Last with Charlie Papazian as head...

GABF 2016: ABV Awards Edition Returns!

Craig is back again with his GABF ABV Awards for 2016. While still stacked with Mountain and Pacific breweries, there was enough at the festival to get a taste of what the USA was doing in brewing. These beers and...