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Taylor Laabs

Chicago beer writer covering notable beer happenings in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood and the West Loop.

Chicago Brewers Battle On Burnt City’s Bowling Lanes As Fall League Kicks Off

Evanston's Smylie Brothers have dominated on the lanes this year, but Burnt City says it's going to make a comeback.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Small But Mighty Urban Renewal Brewing Plans To Grow In Ravenswood

Despite some hiccups — like unexpected city zoning restrictions — Urban Renewal hopes to open a taproom in the coming months.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Ballast Point Serves Up 50 Brews At New Fulton Market Rooftop

The 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck opens Friday.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

After Years Of Waiting, Dovetail Is Bringing Chicago Its First-Ever Kriek Beer

Before Dovetail was a blip on Chicago's craft beer map, the duo was working on a rare beer that will only be available for a very limited time.