As we all do at this time of year, it's time to look back at 2014. If we do say so ourselves, it's been quite the year for The Hop Review. We've been lucky enough to sit down with no-less than 28 of the craft beer industry's most knowledgeable, passionate, and driven people. This is all on top of the many events we've attended and the countless other awesome folks we've come across; many of who we plan to chat with throughout the next year.
THREE OAKS, MI
On a recent Sunday drive back to Chicago from Michigan, we ducked off I-94 into one of our favorite 'craft' honey holes, in West Michigan. Just up the road from Greenbush Brewing lies another must-visit: Journeyman Distillery. With a beautiful space, strong community ties and a hearty relationship with Chicago and the city's brewing scene, we were curious to chat. We sat down with founder Bill Welter to discuss the path of starting a distillery in a tiny, once-dry cottage town in Michigan.