The Latest News from the Breweries of the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail

Beer Releases: May 2 – May 6

Wednesday, May 2 Flapjack Brewery Berwyn, IL Haig the Bitter - English Bitter Welcome to the Ale Trail, Flapjack Brewery!  This bitter is billed as bring suited for the bitterest of men.  Haig gave her his townhouse and his racing horses.  Each meal she ate was a...

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La Protesta Available in Cans, Beautiful Artwork

La Protesta #3 is now available in cans from 5 Rabbit Cervecería.  This is a blonde ale that is also available in various local establishments throughout Chicagoland. The artwork also has a story, which was painted by a famous artist (that I actually didn't know was...

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Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Beer Releases – 3/30 to 4/2

Saturday, March 31 Pollyanna Brewing Company Lemont, IL Summerly - Raspberry Wheat Ale Controlled Reentry - DDH Double NEIPA Have you marked Saturday, March 31 down on your calendar?  Pollyanna Brewing Company is hosting Berries and Bros Block Party. An appearance by...

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Some Irish, Some Not So Irish: Releases from 3-14 to 3-18

I want to call this week's beer releases "O'beer" ... we have some Irish, but we have some that are not so Irish as well.  By the way, if you haven't made your St. Patrick's plans ... make sure to check out the events for this weekend. March 15 Tangled Roots Brewing...

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2018 Golden Growler Winners

We received over 1,000 votes in the four categories: Best Beer, Best Beer Name, Most Unique Beer and Best Beer Art. It’s time to announce the winners – who will be receiving a new trophy to display for the rest of 2018.

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WANTED: The Chupacabrew

There is rumor of this beast being released from the Starved Rock Country area.  All we know according to Untappd  - is that it's an American IPA with 6.3% ABV. The name comes from Chupacabra, a legendary creature that was first reported in Puerto Rico.  It would...

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Valentine’s Week: Releases from February 14-18, 2018

Hello everyone!  Getting back at it here ... still on paternity leave ... but please welcome to the world Benjamin Anthony Mulka ... born last Friday.  Mom and baby boy are happy and healthy ... and of course, we're getting up every couple of hours.  So, that's my...

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2018 Golden Growlers – Best Beer

BEST BEER Here are the nominees for the 2018 Golden Growler for Best Beer. Vote for your favorite on our voting form by February 28, 2018. CHOOSE A CATEGORY TO...

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This Could Be Buddy the Elf’s Favorite Beer Weekend

You know Buddy the Elf, right?  He's traveled through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, past the sea of twirly-swirly gumdrops, and then, I walked through the Lincoln tunnel.. and if he were to make it to the Heritage Corridor area ... he would LOVE to see...

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Blood Oranges Mean Only a Few Weeks Left Of Winter

Did I mention I'm ready for summer?  Some people use a groundhog to signify the end of winter - I use beer. And, I'm super excited to see that canning of Werk Force's variant of "Formerly Known As" contains blood orange puree!  The batch actually contains 120 lbs of...

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Pollyanna’s “Orenda Volume 3” Hits the Tap

When telling a story, it takes something special for the third edition of a trilogy to outshine its predecessors.  The first edition has to be good enough to warrant a sequel.  The second has to keep you interested, living up to the hype of the first – but hook you into the third.

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One Man, 160+ Brewery Selfies

Meet John E. Streetz.  His photo album is pretty epic, containing selfies of over 160 breweries (most local, but some not local).  I came across his album in a Facebook group, and he most graciously allowed us to post his photo album. There are some Heritage Corridor Ale Trail photos as well, including Skeleton Key, BuckleDown, MyGrain Brewing and more ….

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Lone Ranger Race Car – Gooooooolden!

If you've followed this blog for a while, you know typically I go for the pun based on the name to write up a beer.  I saw the photo from this Werk Force brew ... and this popped into mind. Werk Force is releasing Lone Ranger Race Car in four-packs (16oz cans) tonight...

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