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BLACK LUNG BREWING IN DISTRIBUTION AUGUST 12

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BLACK LUNG BREWING COMPANY

JOSHUA C. GRUBBS

(847)340-3320

JOSH@BLACKLUNGBREWING.COM

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NEW BREWERY TO OPEN IN WAUKEGAN, IL

THE 2NDBREWERY TO OPEN IN WAUKEGAN IN OVER 100 YEARS

WAUKEGAN, IL. AUGUST 6TH— Black Lung Brewing Company, a new brewery operating out of the Zumbier Brewery in Waukegan at 3232 W. Monroe Ave. starts distribution on August 12th, 2019. They will be in many bottle shops, pubs and liquor stores around Lake, McHenry and Cook County; including Jesters and Green Town in Waukegan, Marcus Cinema in Gurnee, The Vine in Grayslake, Beer Bazaar in Hainesville, IL., and more.

The small craft beer company is owned and operated by Lake County natives, Josh and Sarah Grubbs and is expected to brew 200 barrels of beer in its first year of operation.  The name “Black Lung Brewing” comes from inspiration by musician, Joe Bonamassa, and his song Black Lung Heartache, which reminded the owners of a story Josh’s grandfather told him as a young boy, about when his grandpa worked in a Kentucky Coal Mine.  This has inspired multiple beers to also be named based on family stories and events.  

Black Lung Brewing Company is an alternating proprietorship operating out of Zumbier Brewing at 3232 W. Monroe Ave., Waukegan, IL. The owner Josh Grubbs, completed the concise course in brewing at Siebel Institute in Chicago, IL. and was a home brewer for three years prior to starting the company.  He has won multiple home brew awards over the last couple years. Black Lung brews beer grounded in tradition, inspired by enthusiasm! Black Lung does not have taproom yet, but is focused on local and can be found in many local restaurants, craft bottle shops and liquor stores in the area.  All stores can be found at www.blacklungbrewing.com  

Go find local craft beer and Black Lung Brewing beer!

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Upcoming Events!!!

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02/22/2020

Lake County Craft Beer Festival

5pm - 10pm

Lake County Fair Grounds

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02/22/2020

Lake County Craft Beer Festival

Beer fest at Lake County Fair Grounds

5pm - 10pm

Lake County Fair Grounds

10/19/19

Grayslake Hops n' Shop

3pm - 6pm

Grayslake, IL

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10/19/19

Grayslake Hops n' Shop

Take part in Grayslake’s first beer walk!
Taste more than 30 craft beers as you explore new and long-loved businesses in Grayslake’s Village Center on Saturday, October 19. Your ticket comes with a special tasting glass, beers to taste at 15 local businesses, discounts, and the chance to win a HUGE gift basket with local merchandise.
Proceeds support the Grayslake Heritage Center Foundation.

Buy your $25 ticket today—the number of tickets is limited and will likely sell out—and #VisitGrayslake!
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3pm - 6pm

Grayslake, IL

10/12/2019

Old Town Brew n' BBQ Beer Festival

2PM - 6PM

Wolf Den Brewing

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10/12/2019

Old Town Brew n' BBQ Beer Festival

The inaugural OLD TOWN BREW N' BBQ Beer Festival!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Old Town Bloomingdale.

Over 20 awesome local breweries will be there, including:

Wolfden
25 West
Half Acre
Noon Whistle
Skeleton Key
Elmhurst Brewing
Tangled Roots
Exit Strategy
Church Street
Maplewood
Black Lung
Will County
Sew Hop’d
Metal Monkey
Adams St
Kinslahger
Short Fuse
2 Fools
Temperance
Midwest Coast Brewing
Crystal Lake

BBQ will be available from:
Fire & Smoke BBQ
Hells BBQ
Anyways Restaurant
Doctor Dogs
25 West

Music:
The Throwbacks 2-4pm
The Black Bolts 4-6pm

Old Town melds the best of vintage and modern; nestled next to Old Town Park at Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, Old Town features small businesses and eateries in restored building on the site of the Village's first settlement in 1833.

This beer festival plans to feature more than 50 special beers from more than 25 craft breweries from the Chicagoland area. In order to meet Illinois liquor law compliance standards, the fest will be a ticketed event. Festival participants 21+ will receive 20 drink tickets, each of which can be exchanged for a 3 oz. sample. The festival will feature music (Listen to Black Bolts) and BBQ fare from local vendors.

General Admission - $40
Designated Driver Admission- $10

As nearby parking is limited, parking will be available at Westfield Middle School, 149 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, with a free shuttle to the festival.

Tickets are non-refundable.
No pets please.

This is a fund raising event for the Bloomingdale Cares Community Fund,

2PM - 6PM

Wolf Den Brewing

09/07/2019

BOURBON AND BEER FEST - GRAYSLAKE

6PM - 10pm

THE VINE, GRAYLAKE, IL

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09/07/2019

BOURBON AND BEER FEST - GRAYSLAKE

Join us for our 13th Annual Bourbon & Beer Festival. Started 13 years ago as a quaint bourbon tasting, the event has taken off into a fun fall extravaganza featuring Live Bands, Food Vendors, Cigars, over 30 breweries and 80 different type of whiskeys to explore!  TICKETS AT BNBFEST.COM

6PM - 10pm

THE VINE, GRAYLAKE, IL

08/12/2019

We Can Start Distribution!!

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Local Bottle Shops - Click "find our beer"

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08/12/2019

We Can Start Distribution!!

We will be through our 45 day mandatory waiting period with the state on August 12!  Start looking for our beer in stores the week of August 12!!!  CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR LOCATIONS!!

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Local Bottle Shops - Click "find our beer"

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We have received all the required licenses and will be in local stores starting August 12!

Black Lung Brewing Co.

3232 West Monroe Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085, United States

Brewed and distributed by Black Lung Brewing at Zumbier in Waukegan, IL **we DO NOT have a taproom, distribution only**

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