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Holiday Gift Guide: The Craft Beer Edition

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — There has never been a better time to be a beer lover in Chicago. Right now, there are hundreds of breweries crafting unique beers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and […]

12/08/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 24th – 30th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of November 24th-30th.

11/24/2014

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uKeg: Keep A Growler Of Craft Brew Cold, Fresh For A Long Time

Buying a growler of beer is a popular way to enjoy limited edition craft beer offerings or to share a brew with others.

10/29/2014

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What Cheese Goes Best With Your Fancy Beer? Problem Solved

Should you serve a nice sharp Wisconsin cheddar with your IPA or does that go better with a simple pale ale instead?

05/29/2014

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Perfect Pair: Best Craft Beers To Serve At Your Summer BBQ

Try some variety with your next barbecue, and seek out some specialty craft beers instead of the regular brews. These craft beers pair exceptionally well with your carefully grilled meats.

05/12/2014

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Sen. Kirk Pushes To Give Tax Break To Small Breweries

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is pushing hard for a measure to give small beer breweries a tax break.

04/23/2014

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America’s Seven Best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.

11/01/2013

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Chicago Brewer To Employ Only Veterans

Paul Jenkins says veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed. For disabled veterans, the national rate is at a staggering 88 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–10/22/2013

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Guide To Chicago Craft Beer Week

From May 16 – May 26, take advantage of Craft Beer Week in Chicago. For eleven days you can enjoy craft beer events, tastings and special menus across the city at participating restaurants, bars and breweries.

05/16/2013

Two members of Barley's Angels -- a craft-beer-drinking club for women. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Women Who Love Craft Beer

The Local Option is a local watering hole in Lincoln Park, a place where women are meeting and drinking with a decidedly serious agenda: to talk about beer, really good beer. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

05/10/2013