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Furthermore Beer In Chicago

I’ve been a fan of Furthermore Beer since I first tasted the Oscura at the 2008 Great Lakes Brewfest in Racine.

For the last four years the only way I could get my hands on their beer was by jumping in the car and making a beer run to Wisconsin. Well those days are finally behind me. Starting this week, Furthermore Beer will be available in draft-only at around 25 bars here in Chicago. Joe Collins, Director of Sales at Furthermore Beer told me that Chicago had always been a market they wanted to expand into since the start of the brewery, but had reached a ceiling in production.

Chicago is a large market and we’ve seen breweries have trouble keeping up with the demand in the past so making sure that they’re able to keep up is an important step. Furthermore Beer now has a new contract partnership with Milwaukee Brewing Co. and right now only Fatty Boombalatty is produced there. So hopefully this increase in production will make sure we’ll all be able to have a pint of Fatty Boombalatty whenever we want.

Fatty Boombalatty is the flagship beer at Furthermore Beer and although I do love Oscura, that won’t be available on draft yet… Right now Joe told me that it will be Fatty Boombalatty, Knot Stock and a limited amount of Makeweight that will available just for the launch. But keep an eye out at the stores because come May you’ll likely be seeing a full lineup of bottles.

Furthermore Beer has new beer in the works too like Full Thicket, a Double IPA that’s made with local Wisconsin grown hops.

For now, grab yourself a pint of Fatty Boombalatty or Knot Stock and let’s welcome another Midwestern brewery to Chicago.

Hop Cast – Episode 150: Great Lakes Brew Fest

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are back on location in Racine, Wisconsin for the 2011 Great Lakes Brewfest. But this year the location has been moved to the Racine Zoo. For the past three years Ken and Brad have been to the Great Lakes Brewfest and recorded an episode each time. The two of them couldn’t miss a chance to go again and being at the zoo this year made it an easy decision. In this episode, they feature some great beers from the state of Wisconsin. Brad and Ken also had a chance to talk with the folks behind a new brewery in Indiana, Devils Trumpet. If you’re in the midwest, the Great Lakes Brewfest is a good time and worth checking out next year.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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Hop Cast – Episode 115: Great Lakes Brewfest

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are back on location in Racine, WI for the 2010 Great Lakes Brewfest. For the last two years Ken and Brad have been to the Great Lakes Brewfest and recorded an episode each time. The two of them couldn’t miss a chance to go again. In this episode they feature beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Tyranena, Central Waters and a handful of others. They also had a chance to talk with the man that put the whole event together Kurt aka @beerlander. If you’re in the midwest, the Great Lakes Brewfest is a great time and worth checking out.

Thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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