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Basic Timeline of Beer in the United States

1580s-1840s Colonists brew beer at home, initially with corn. Small, local breweries begin to appear.  Beers are primarily heavy, English-style ales.
1840s-1900 German immigrants bring new brewing yeasts and methods to the U.S. Cities see neighborhoods full of breweries. Lighter, crisper lagers become popular.
1920-1933 Prohibition!  Some larger breweries stay in operation by producing legally permitted "near beer," under one-half of 1% alcohol.
Prohibition - Today Beers sees the same evolution as coffee and chocolate: First Wave gets cheap beer out to the masses; Second Wave companies improve quality; Third Wave values quality and craftsmanship in beer.

Our Beer Team



craft beer enthusiast | dark over light | flights over pints



hobby home brewer | ale over lager | beer as an experience


Craft Beer Festival Log

Naperville Ale Fest - Winter Edition ∙ February 24 ,2018

More than 150 American craft beers, an infusion tent, a limited edition cask tent, and hot hard cider. All in the great outdoors. In the Midwest. In the winter. Enough said!

Beer of the day: TBD



Our Current Fav American Craft Beers

Northwind Imperial Stout, by Two Brothers Artisan Brewing

Boston Lager, by Samuel Adams

Mayan Mocha Stout, by OddSide Ales