Raise a cold one this weekend and make a toast to the Clean Water Act. That’s the advice of the Natural Resources Defense Council as they team up with 21 craft breweries in an effort to raise awareness of threats to the key ingredient in beer.
Chicago has many micro-breweries to quench the discerning thirst. Our subject here is the city's last "macro-brewery."Peter Hand was a Prussian-born Civil War veteran who came to Chicago to work in the brewing industry. In 1891 he opened a small brewery of his own at North and Sheffield.
Some fans of craft beers are foaming over the news that industry giant Anheuser-Busch plans to buy 23 year-old Chicago-based, brewing powerhouse Goose Island Beer Co. The $38.8 million deal was announced Monday, but is set to close in June.On the surface, the two brewers couldn't be more diffe