Goose Island is Giving $300K to Chance the Rapper’s Charity

Goose Island is Giving $300K to Chance the Rapper’s Charity

Chance the Rapper scored a hefty donation this week for his SocialWorks charity. Goose Island Brewery, which turns 30 this year, personally presented Chance the Rapper with a $300,000 check in commemoration of its anniversary, as well as, we imagine, in support Chance’s mission to empower Chicago kids through the arts, education, and civic engagement, […]

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Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Beer is losing market share to wine and spirits! Beer is the biggest alcohol category by far! Both are true, and both come from the same report. Wait, what? Michael Uhrich, chief economist at the Beer Institute, presented a number of fascinating and at times conflicting trends for the beer industry in a series of […]

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A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

In the greenwashed ecosystem of conscientious consumption, few words are as bastardized as “local.” Your Stumptown coffee might be locally roasted, but the beans weren’t grown in Oregon or New York. The way we use the word seems disingenuous. Can a neighborhood brewery call itself “local,” then, if few, if any, of its ingredients are […]

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From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

From Drunk Monks to Boozy Brunch: A Brief History of Drinking in the Morning

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!” lamely jokes the guy in your office who thinks he’s being naughty for having a light beer at a 3:30 p.m. offsite meeting. Today his coworkers might snicker at his so-called transgressiveness. Yet for most of history, drinking before 5:00 p.m. was perfectly acceptable, if not necessary. Many people drank in […]

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Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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