Sketchbook Brewing’s Third Anniversary

Recently during their birthday party the Sketchbook crew debuted a new look. Although I’m nostalgic and love the old one, this new logo is flexible and stands on it’s own as a piece of art. It’s been a banner year for the Evanston crew. In June Draft Magazine revealed their …

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The Return of Afro Beer Chick

The story of Afro Beer Chick actually parallels the history of Chicago Beer Geeks. In 2011 Chalonda White was appointed President of Chicago Girls Pint Out. The Indiana based social club with 75 chapters nationwide always looked to establish a Cook County outpost. The first member Chalonda signed up was …

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Chicago’s Oldest Brewpub Is Back Online

Unbreak My Heart: Goose Island Clybourn is back! It’s a little similar but has a different personality for sure. Both the cellar and loft seating are gone, replacing those are a bigger brewhouse, in fact, 1800 N. Cylbourn is now called Goose Island Brewhouse. After 2 years at Blue Point …

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From Brooklyn with Love

The world travelers Steve Hindy and Garrett Oliver are taking an approach we rarely see from American craft brewers…a worldwide footprint. By now you probably know that 40% of all their beer exports to Norway. A lesser known tidbit is the six sister breweries they are a part of in …

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Q&A: Modelo Brewmaster, Jorge Burgos

What was your 1st brewing job? Did you ever think becoming Brewmaster of a global brand was attainable back then?   My brewing career began at the Obregon Brewery under the late German Brewmaster, Peter Gokus. My background is actually in biochemical food engineering, but Peter was truly the one …

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