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Baderbräu is Returning to Chicago

Baderbräu is returning to Chicago after a 10 year hiatus. Baderbräu, one of Chicago’s original craft beers, will be available exclusively at all 27 Binny’s Chicagoland locations come mid-June.


The History of Baderbräu

“Originally Baderbräu was brewed in 1989 by the Pavichevich Brewing Company of Elmhurst, which at its height produced more than 14,000 barrels of Baderbräu annually. It was sold into more than 200 Chicago area bars at a time when only major domestic beers from Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Coors, and Heileman were sold widespread throughout Chicagoland. In 1998, as Pavichevich Brewing met with financial difficulties and could no longer keep up with demand, Goose Island acquired the rights to brew Baderbräu and did so until 2002, when it decided to focus entirely on its Goose-branded products. Over the years, Baderbräu has won several awards for its flavor and was once regarded as the “best pilsener I’ve ever tasted in America” by acclaimed beer critic and author the late Michael Jackson.”


Baderbräu Today

“In 2010, entrepreneurs Rob Sama and Joe Berwanger formed Baderbrau Brewing Company with the assistance of master brewer and original Baderbräu pilsener creator Douglas Babcook to bring back Chicago’s first craft beer Baderbräu Chicago Pilsener to prominence. The company holds a strategic partnership with the Argus Brewery in Chicago and hopes to expand brewery production to make Baderbräu more widely available in the future..”


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4 thoughts on “Baderbräu is Returning to Chicago

  1. This has always been one of the finest representations of the style. very excited to support its return.

  2. I know when I tell my husband about this he is going to be the happiest man on earth! Thank you Binnys!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t have picked a better Father’s Day gift for him than Baderbrau in Illinois!!!

  3. Knew K Pavichevich from the oil business and really enjoyed the beer. Timing was premature but a good beer goes a long way.

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