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Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

From Pepsi to Red Bull to Coors to Deschutes, Mark Hegedus has been a beverage industry journeyman. In his latest role, he’s been tasked with reviving creativity at stalwart Magic Hat Brewing in Vermont. They’re now poised to again play the role of leader in the space, and not just ‘the brewery that makes #9.’

The Hop Reviews Vol. 27: An August Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 27: An August Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We tasted through the following 14 beers for August. This month we showcase Chicago beers as 50% of the lineup, we sample a GABF gold medalist, oak-aging is highlighted, and fruit is plentiful–including a prominent display in one such Canadian beer perfect to pair with your late summer dessert.

The Hop Reviews Vol. 26: A July Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 26: A July Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We drink a lot of beer here at The Hop Review. So, we found it only fitting that we share some of our thoughts with "The Hop Reviews". We tasted through the following 17 beers for July. This month we explore a handful of new much-anticipated Chicago offerings, chamomile makes a couple appearances, IPAs are plentiful, funky gets a nod, and birds appear to be a theme.