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Shawlocal Josh Grubbs Family History

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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State allows indoor dining just in time for Black Lung Brewing Company’s opening in Round Lake Beach

Black Lung Brewing Company owner Josh Grubbs spent most of the six months getting his Round Lake Beach taproom ready to open wondering if he could serve any customers. Two days before the ribbon-cutting, he got his answer from the state of Illinois. Black Lung opened its taproom Thursday in Round Lake Beach, pouring beers …

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