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Josh Noel

Josh Noel

Journalist at Chicago Tribune

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Josh Noel

Northman Cider Co. grows from Chicago cider bar The Northman - Chicago Tribune

Northman Cider Co. grows from what began as Chicago’s only cider bar, The Northman. Now, cans are available.

Does Three Floyds still have magic after 10 years of growth? - Chic...

Despite losing some of its sizzle in a growing Chicago-area beer landscape, Three Floyds has settled in as an admirable craft beer elder statesman.

Unveiling the buyer of Orange Garden's chop suey sign - Chicago Tri...

Iconic neon sign at Orange Garden restaurant winds up in surprising hands after auction  Chicago Tribune

Two Brothers Brewing looks back on 25 years of craft beer - Chicago...

Few Chicago-area breweries are as underappreciated as Two Brothers, which launched in 1996 in suburban Warrenville.

Why non-alcoholic beer finally is here to stay - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune beer writer Josh Noel takes on Dry January and finds lasting value in the surge of nonalcoholic beer offerings that satisfy.

2 years after Ballast Point deal, Kings & Convicts Brewing abandons...

After Ballast Point acquisition, the Chicago-based Kings & Convicts has abandoned its plans in Wisconsin to move to San Diego, in the former Saint Archer Brewing space.

restaurants close amid COVID-19 case spike, omicron - Chicago Tribune

A wave of Chicago restaurant and bar closures took place over the past week as owners grapple with a surge of COVID-19 cases and the omicron variant.

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Black Friday 2021: Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout reviewed - C...

Goose Island’s annual Bourbon County barrel-aged beer release on Black Friday introduces some wins in 2021, and a few misses. Josh Noel reviews.

Lagers catch on in Chicago after years of IPA dominance - Chicago T...

Chicago quietly becomes an expert lager town after years of IPA dominance and the arrival of lager-centric breweries like Goldfinger and Dovetail.

Taste test: Gold Fashioned, a $150 bottle of premade Chicago cockta...

Gold Fashioned, a $150 ready-to-drink cocktail made by an alum of Chicago’s Violet Hour and creator of Apologue liqueurs, launches Wednesday.

Back-aching work. Low pay. No health care: Here's why Chicago resta...

Chicago restaurant workers are saying low pay and a lack of health care are top reasons they won’t return to the industry after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicago's Hop Butcher crafts Smashing Pumpkins 'Gish' collab - Chic...

Chicago brewery Hop Butcher for the World is teaming up with the Smashing Pumpkins on crafting a beer to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of “Gish.”

Forbidden Root opening second Chicago location in a place familiar ...

Cultivate by Forbidden Root will open in the former Band of Bohemia brewpub space in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago in August.

Michelin Guide announces Chicago's 2021 Bib Gourmand restaurants - ...

While late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michelin Guide has released its list of 58 Chicago Bib Gourmand recipients for 2021.

Black-owned Bronzeville Winery set to open in summer - Chicago Tribune

Eric Williams, founder of The Silver Room, said Bronzeville Winery is intended to be a community gathering space. It is set to open this summer.

Parson's Chicken & Fish opening in West Town, Andersonville - Chica...

Parson’s Chicken & Fish, a popular fast-casual restaurant that launched in Logan Square in 2013, is adding two new locations in West Town and Andersonville.

Can shortage could cost Chicago brewers sales, growth - Chicago Tri...

Can-related uncertainty is rampant through the beer industry, and the situation won’t resolve until the pandemic abates.

2020 Bourbon County rankings reveal a clear favorite - Chicago Tribune

Tallying the Bourbon County rankings for Goose Island’s 2020 lineup: What do beer writers think of this year’s releases?

Phase Three, one of Chicago's trendiest breweries, finds a home of ...

Phase Three Brewing, a tiny operation specializing in the fashionable hazy style of India pale ale, will take over Lake Zurich Brewing.

Giant Ballast Point bought by small Chicago brewer - Chicago Tribune

Ballast Point was famously bought for $1 billion four years ago by Constellation Brands. Kings & Convicts CEO said, “I don’t have that sort of cash lying around.”

'Weird but awesome' Twisted Hippo hopes to succeed in space where o...

Twisted Hippo Brewing tries to make a go in a Northwest Side space that has been attached to three other breweries.