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2010 Symposium Ale

Hop Cast put together a fantastic piece on the making of the 2010 Symposium Ale for the Chicago Craft Brewers Conference. The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild collaborated with area brewers to create this blend of four different beers  – Russian Imperial Stout, Scotch Ale, Barleywine and Imperial IPA.  The four beers were aged in Woodford Reserve barrels before being blended and bottled for the conference.

Making of the Symposium Ale


Revolution Brewing

Chicago’s newest brewpub is set to open this week in Logan Square. Revolution Brewing joins Metropolitan Brewing, Goose Island, Half Acre and Piece in Chicago’s craft beer family.

The crew at Revolution has survived months of remodeling and presumably years of planning to mold their brewpub to what it is today. If the pictures on their site are any indication, the hard work has really paid off!

The food menu is a step up from the normal Chicago bar fare, with bonus points for rumblings of buying local products and ingredients to use in the kitchen.

But what about the beer?! They’ll be pouring Cross of Gold (American Blonde), Iron Fist Pale Ale, Workingman Mild, and Bottom Up Wit (Belgian style wheat). All four are brewed on-site by Jim Cibak and Josh Deth who have years of experience in the beer making process through gigs at Goose Island, Three Floyd’s and Golden Praire, among others. These guys know their beer.

They haven’t yet opened to the public, but if they deliver on what looks to be good food and great beer, you can bet this place will be thriving by summer.

– RjR