We’re a long ways away from beach season which means it’s time to layer up and crack open some of our favorite fall beers and ciders. Lower temps warrant higher ABVs and more flavorful beers that you can take to a bonfire, tailgate, or your next Halloween party. Here are nine essential fall beers and ciders that we’ll be drinking until Santa comes down the chimney.
Another year of the Great American Beer Festival and another long list of award-winning beers from the Lakeshore Beverage portfolio. Congratulations to all the entrants and winners! See the list of beers from our brewery partners below and use our Beer Finder to locate one near you. You can see all the GABF award winners here.
We get it, pumpkin beers can be a bit divisive. Most folks either love them or hate them. But before you write off pumpkin ales for good, consider the fact that some of the first beer brewed in America was made with pumpkins. That’s right, 18th century colonists used them as a source of fermentable sugar due to the cost and limited supply of barley. History is neat! Anyways, here are three distinct pumpkin beers we hope you’ll enjoy this fall. Read More
Of course we all love summer, but there’s nothing quite like these first days of autumn in Chicago. Crisp evenings and leaves on the ground mean it’s time to swap out citrus for spices and start pouring these malt-forward favorites. So bust out your flannel, watch too many horror movies, and start putting together that epic Halloween costume. Here are our fall beer picks to keep you warm this season. Read More
Thanks to our friends over at Schlafly Beer, we’re sending you and a friend to the Chicago Reader Fall Cocktail Challenge at Salvage One in West Town! More than a dozen of Chicago’s best mixologists will be whipping up some amazing seasonal cocktails for your enjoyment and Fig Catering will have some delicious bites to pair with the drinks. Enter to win using the form below. Must be 21+ to enter. Read More