Posts Tagged ‘beer’

The Lager Beer Riot

Apr
16

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Raise a glass to the Lager Beer Riot! It exposed a strain of bigotry that ran through the Temperance movement and opened doors to recreation.

In the 1840s, Chicago’s population expanded with the influx in immigrants. Irish escaped the Great

PBR: Beer of Chicago Steampunks?

May
30

Before you slag off PBR as being the beer of choice for skinny-belt wearing bearded folks and other hipster types, consider the role of the Pabst Brewing Company in Chicago history.

Jacob Best founded the Empire Brewing Company in 1844. …