Reviews, Commentary and Opinions on Midwest Craft Beer and Microbreweries


Articles By Rings

Offensively Non-offensive

Industrial beer and food aren’t made for flavor, but for maximizing shelf life and sales. [»]
by Rings
Published March 27, 2013

No Bubbles Here

Craft beer is becoming more local, not a bubble that’s about to burst. [»]
by Rings
Published December 3, 2012

A Growing Menace

AB InBev’s worldwide clout is a threat to good beer everywhere. [»]
by Rings
Published November 6, 2012

Here’s to the Ladies

Craft beer, and history, proves that beer isn’t just for the guys. [»]
by Rings
Published October 10, 2012

Good for What Ales You

Don’t blame beer—especially craft beer—for your belly. [»]
by Rings
Published September 4, 2012

Every Sale Matters

Donā??t let shit beer makers steal your money. [»]
by Rings
Published August 27, 2012


The popularity of craft beer is exploding. [»]
by Rings
Published August 13, 2012

And The Beer Wars Continue

The ongoing battle for a global brand name is just one front among many in the beer wars. [»]
by Rings
Published July 16, 2012

A Good Problem To Have

With so many new craft breweries entering the market, you gotta wonder if all of them can make it. [»]
by Rings
Published May 25, 2012

Scarcity Tactics

Release events of hard-to-get beers are fun, but are brewers creating unrealistic expectations? [»]
by Rings
Published May 14, 2012
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Beer Dorks News

Want to know how healthy the craft beer industry is? As always, look to Portland. Craft pioneer Bridgeport announces sudden closure, adding to a growing list of PDX casualties.
Did Anheuser-Busch Chicago offer their shit beer to Cody Parkey before his missed field goal? Because that may explain why he "accidentally" biffed it.
Chicago now has the most breweries of any city in the country. Other things Chicago has the most of: murders, mobsters, and Ditkas.
Trying to spin it positive, BA releases end of year graphic. Only 5% growth in the craft sector when nearly 1000 new breweries opened? That's a collapse waiting to happen.
R.I.P. Tallgrass... another casualty as the regional/national craft beer market continues to get squeezed.
Wait... Constellation Brands cut all of the Ballast Point and Funky Buddha sales staff? They merged it with their Corona/Modelo staff?? We're SHOCKED!!!
Pizza Beer founder crying about failure of company, blames everyone else. Reminder, the beer tasted like vomit. Try having better ideas or making better products so you're not a failure.
It's Bud Light so doesn't really matter, but we expect this beer to be sitting around for awhile.
Indiana brewery to open with controversial beer names to "get the conversation going". Translation: taking advantage of serious issues for free publicity.
Hundreds of amazing beers in Wisconsin and the Cubs took back the one everyone drinks just because it exists and people have heard of it. How fitting...