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Ryan’s Top 50 Beers of 2019

The criteria for the list is simple: these are the best beers that I had this year that were released this year. Most of these were packaged but some were from draft pours or at festivals (if I had multiple...

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...