In 1896, Joseph Theurer, President of the Schoenhofen Brewing Company, commissioned a beautiful Italian renaissance-style mansion in Lincoln Park. At the time, the Schoenhofen Brewing Company — which operated at 18th St. & Canalport Ave in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood — was one of the largest breweries in Chicago, producing about 180,000 barrels of beer annually. Not too shabby. Read More
Time to dust off your lederhosen and/or dirndl, it’s Oktoberfest! The 183rd annual German beer festival kicks off year this weekend and we’re here to give you a rundown of some of our favorite Märzens to celebrate with. Read More
If anything bad can be said about Chicagoans, it’s that we have a tendency to think of the city as the only worthwhile part of the Midwest. Beer Trips (Driveable Craft Beer Destinations) is a blog series about places that are just within our reach. These posts will put you in the passenger seat of Lakeshore Beverage’s blogger and beer traveler, Kevin Schmalandt, as he journeys to nearby craft beer destinations throughout the region.
In the next installment of the series, we take you on a trip to St. Louis, MO to visit Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Summer is in full swing and with that comes a slew of beer festivals throughout the city and suburbs. Don’t get me wrong, sampling tons of beers from your favorite breweries is super fun, but have you ever given thought to the smiling faces behind the jockey box? We asked five beer industry veterans who have worked a fest or two in their time to share some tips on how you can be the best festival attendee ever at your next beer festival.
These days, enjoying craft beer in a can is pretty common. And let’s be honest, there are plenty of benefits: The beer is protected from light to avoid becoming light-struck or “skunked” as it’s often referred to. A can is a bit easier to pack and take with you on-the-go, be it on a hike or picnic. Cans also have a larger surface area for artwork and branding so a brewery can have more liberties with the design.
Spring is an interesting thing here in Chicago. For many, it seems like winter never actually stops until it’s time to start complaining about the heat again. And while it’s hard to argue with that, each year there seems to be a few short weeks of true spring. Everyone comes out of their winter hibernation to crisp mornings and balmy afternoons. Whether you’re hanging out on the patio or just doing some spring cleaning, here are nine easy-drinking beers with refreshing characteristics to enjoy this spring.
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