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BLACK LUNG BREWING IN DISTRIBUTION AUGUST 12

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

BLACK LUNG BREWING COMPANY

JOSHUA C. GRUBBS

(847)340-3320

JOSH@BLACKLUNGBREWING.COM

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For Immediate Release

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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Events

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!!

All day

Local Bottle Shops - Click "find our beer"

07/27/19

8th Annual Summer Tent Event

1pm - 5pm

1180 Main Street, Antioch, IL

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07/27/19

8th Annual Summer Tent Event

Summer beer tasting at Antioch Fine Wine and Liquors.

1pm - 5pm

1180 Main Street, Antioch, IL

07/20/19

2nd Annual Homebrew Competition

1pm - 4pm

Only Child Brewing, Gurnee, IL

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07/20/19

2nd Annual Homebrew Competition

We are a sponsor and judge at the 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition at Only Child Brewing in Gurnee, IL

1pm - 4pm

Only Child Brewing, Gurnee, IL

07/19/2019

Bach Wutz Collab release at Zumbier

3pm - 10pm

Zum Bier | 3232 W. Monroe Ave. Waukegan, IL

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07/19/2019

Bach Wutz Collab release at Zumbier

We collaborated on a very refreshing 5% Norwegian Farmhouse ale with Zumbier.  We use the zest of 100 limes in this batch and fermented with Norwegian Hornindal yeast at over 85 Degrees F!! Prost

3pm - 10pm

Zum Bier | 3232 W. Monroe Ave. Waukegan, IL

06/08/2019

Mundelein Craft Beer Festival

1pm - 5pm

Mundelein Village Plaza

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06/08/2019

Mundelein Craft Beer Festival

Mundelein Community Connection and Tighthead Brewing Co. are teaming up again for the 8th Annual Mundelein Craft Beer Festival:

The fest will be in the spacious, grassy area of the Village Plaza just like last year.

Saturday June 8th 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Visit  https://gte91614.infusionsoft.com/app/page/bfp-landing-page-2108-mundeleinfor a chance to win tickets to local events.

1pm - 5pm

Mundelein Village Plaza

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Look for us in stores after August 12!

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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