Reviews, Commentary and Opinions on Midwest Craft Beer and Microbreweries


Articles By Baby-Boy Jackson

Baby Boy’s Got His Passport: Lookout Brewers!

Baby Boy has got himself a passport—to good craft beer. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published October 27, 2014

Baby-Boy’s Brewery Visit: The Round Barn Winery, Distillery, and Brewery

This western Michigan’s beers—and spirits—are worth checking out. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published September 30, 2014

Baby-Boy’s Buffalo Brewery Visit

Go to hop school at Old First Ward Brewing. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published July 7, 2014

Why Craft Breweries Are the Best

Baby-boy makes a visit to Breckenridge’s Tasting Room. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published March 6, 2012

Do Yourself A Favor And Have A Beer, Dammit

More and more scientific studies are saying that drinking quality craft brews has a plethora of health benefits. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published March 1, 2007

‘I Used To Run But I Kept Spilling My Imperial Stout’ Isn’t An Excuse To Hang On To That Beer Gut

Shaving off or staving off Dunlap’s Disease—better known as the beer gut—is easier than you might expect, with a little exercise and using that magic word: moderation. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published December 31, 2006

The Beer Guy Always Rings Twice

John’s Grocery is willing to ship great craft brews to just about anywhere in America, as long as you call them up and talk beer with them first. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published December 7, 2006

One Belluva Problem

Two (well, three, actually) sides to the mess that led to Bell's Brewing pulling out of the Illinois market. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published November 6, 2006

Chips and Beer, Together At Last

Taking some whack-job's beer-and-potato fusion for a drunken test drive. [»]
by Baby-Boy Jackson
Published May 6, 2006
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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...