nkosio

Beverage Consultant, Host of the Chicago Brew Bus, Co-Host of the Chicago Beer Pass Podcast, Co-Founder and heartbeat of the Chicago Beer Geeks..@nkosio on twitter

The Brewery That Conquered The World Part II

Back in 2015 we were part of an 11 person media crew that visited the Guinness Storehouse + The Open Gate Brewery in Dublin. You can find that recap here. This time around in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we chat with Guinness Brand Ambassador, Domhnall Marnell during his stay …

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Beer Cocktails with Hot Ruby

  Our first encounter with The Office (at The Aviary) is where we discovered the joys of the beer cocktail. Both SmallBar Fullerton (RIP) and the Beer Bistro made a fantastic potion as well. With Spring 2017 on the horizon it makes sense to chat a bit about this time …

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Upland Sour Ales Enter Chicago

Upland Brewing Company, is the 19yr old southern Indiana brewery whose award winning sour ale program isn’t new to Chicago. But supplies in the past have been small and hard to find. Recently Upland expanded their wild ale production to The Wood Shop, a state of the art brewhouse focused …

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Angry Orchard x Good Beer Hunting

Our first encounter with Angry Orchard Head Cidermaker, Ryan Burk was during Won Kim’s Underground Beer Series in 2012. Brew Ho Ho was the event where his Second Story Brewing poured a Citra Sorachi Wheatwine that caught the attention of many in the room. Shortly after that party Ryan graduated …

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The Hitachino Nest and Roka Akor Experience

In a world where festivals and beer dinners have become a bit homogenized, nights like these are refreshing to say the least. Recently the godfathers of the Japanese beer movement, Hitachino Nest  joined forces with Chicago’s oldest distributor, Louis Glunz at Japanese Steakhouse, Roka Akor. The result was a journey …

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Hop To It Presents Toppling Goliath’s Pseudo Sue

This notoriously juicy, Midwestern Pale Ale arrived at Field Museum recently for the third installment of Hop To It. Toppling Goliath Founder, Clark Lewey sees this new partnership as a way of bridging the worlds of beer and tourism. The small Decorah, Iowa brewery has always supported the Field’s mission. …

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