Can too many good beers ever be a bad thing? If you like drinking it, the answer is definitely “no”. If you’re a new brewery trying to break into the scene, or an established one trying to keep your product flowing, the answer is probably “yes”.
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.
Chicago's Goose Island Beer Company is shifting some production to New Hampshire.Goose Island brews popular beers like 312 and Honker's Ale, as well as specialty beers like Matilda, and limited-editions like its Bourbon County Stouts.Brewmaster Greg Hall says production grew more than 20 percent la