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A Look Around The Bend with Dan Schedler

A Look Around The Bend with Dan Schedler

LOGAN SQUARE, CHICAGO

With over 4,000 breweries in operation and new ones popping up every day, options are everywhere. It's always refreshing, therefore, to see a brewery trying to do something a little different. With that idea seemingly front and center, Dan Schedler founded Around The Bend Beer Company. Currently brewing out of the shared space at Ale Syndicate's Logan Square operation, the two-year-old brewery has been popping up all over Chicago as of late. With big things clearly on the horizon, we caught up with Dan to discuss steampunk, Ale Syndicate's partnership, an out of state Head Brewer, and a potential future move for 'ATB.'

Arts & Crafts Vol. 03 Recap

Arts & Crafts Vol. 03 Recap

RAVENSWOOD, CHICAGO

Our third edition of Arts & Crafts found us at Ravenswood's DesignScout studio where we learned the art of hand lettering with Frances MacLeod while enjoying Ale Syndicate beers. Check out the full post for more details and pics from the event.

Brewer Chat: Steven Slater & Bart Sakowski of Finch's Beer Co.

Brewer Chat: Steven Slater & Bart Sakowski of Finch's Beer Co.

ALBANY PARK, CHICAGO

Finch's Beer Company is something of an anomaly in Chicago. For those of us who keep a close eye on the local beer scene, Finch's seems to be a brewery that appeared out of nowhere several years back. A brewery who's 16 oz four-packs have quickly become ubiquitous, both at your local bottle shop and and the Jewel-Osco down the street.