Beer

Brewed for Us: Founders Brewing Co.

Brewed for Us: Founders Brewing Co.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Coming of age in Michigan at the time of the craft beer renaissance sure had its benefits. For three quarters of The Hop Review, we've been fortunate enough to cut our teeth on beers like Centennial IPA, Red's Rye, and Dirty Bastard. Flash forward 15 years, and Founders Brewing Co. is one of the most respected breweries in the world. We recently sat down with co-founder Dave Engbers and Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki, to discuss what it's meant to maintain the brewery's "Brewed for Us" culture through astronomical growth, why Midwest IPAs are best, and what exactly defines 'fluid suicide.'

Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer

Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer

Mosher, one of the most respected men in beer and homebrewing, brings the ultimate guide to the craft, whether it is your first batch or thousandth. The book is definitely dense, but with Randy's wit, plain-spoken instruction, and hundreds of colorful graphics and illustrations, the book is approachable for everyone.

Brewer Chat: Curtis and Quintin of Vice District Brewing Co.

Brewer Chat: Curtis and Quintin of Vice District Brewing Co.

SOUTH LOOP, CHICAGO

If you needed another reason to check out the South Loop, you're about to get one. One of Chicago's newest breweries, Vice District Brewing Co. will be opening up their taps and letting the beer flow. Housed in the historic Buick Building, at 1454 S. Michigan Avenue, Vice District aims to bring a neighborhood feel where patrons can kick back, grab a pint, and catch up with friends. We had the chance to sit down with co-owners, life-long friends, and neighbors Quintin Cole and Curtis Tarver II to find out more about Chicago's newest brewery and taproom.