The number of breweries in or around Chicago has surpassed 200 at this point, deflating the opinions of those that speculated about a major bubble bursting in the last few years. But that market density means that breweries must start strong to gain their footing with consumers. On this episode, we’re sampling five beers from five Chicagoland breweries that have opened or begun releasing beers in the last few months, and this show gives us a lot to be excited about. We also write a tubular eulogy for the 90s, anger a few breweries on the moon, beg for more cask beers, become proud brew daddies, and live out Summer Craig’s dying wish. This one’ll leave you feeling like a head human with the lungs.
Casa Humilde - Maizal (Mexican Lager)
Is/Was Brewing - Will Be (Saison w/spelt and triticale)
Midwest Coast Brewing Co. - The Colonies (ESB)
Black Lung Brewing Company - Mr. Willy Sub For A Day (Maltshake Hazy Double IPA)
Riverlands Brewing Company - First Catch of the Day (Imperial Stout w/ coffee, maple, and vanilla)