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Round Lake Beach’s new Black Lung Brewing Company rooted in family history

ROUND LAKE BEACH – Joshua Grubbs believes every beer should come with a story. His story is rooted in Appalachia. His grandfather, Big Bill, worked in the mines of Kentucky until he narrowly escaped a cave-in. Because of the near-death experience, his grandfather left the mines, moved to Waukegan, met his wife, had eight children …

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Grayslake man to open Black Lung Brewing Company taproom in Round Lake Beach

Brewed in Waukegan, Solidarity, Candy Factory, Sun Beat Down, Hazy Double and Your What Hurts beers are sold at more than 50 liquor stores, bottle shops, bars and restaurants in the Chicago area by craft brewer Black Lung Brewing Company. Starting four years ago in owner and brewer Josh Grubbs’ Grayslake garage, Black Lung plans …

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Black Lung Brewing launches online fundraiser for new Round Lake Beach taproom

Black Lung Brewing Co. founder and head brewer Josh Grubbs launched an internet fundraiser this month to ensure the company has the cash needed to open a new Round Lake Beach taproom in January. The company has received $3,570 in pledged donations so far through its campaign on Kickstarter.com with about a month to go …

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