Bottles & Cans

Industry Chat: Paul Leamon of Beermiscuous

Industry Chat: Paul Leamon of Beermiscuous

LAKEVIEW, CHICAGO

We are currently living in the greatest era of beer history, with new breweries opening up daily on seemingly every corner and back alley. Fortunately, there will never be a shortage of the next must have beer, but how can one possibly keep up and try them all? We attend festivals, tastings, and pairings just to keep pace, but there has got to be an easier way. Enter Beermiscuous, a craft beer café...

Brewer Chat: Kevin Cary of Begyle Brewing

Brewer Chat: Kevin Cary of Begyle Brewing

NORTHCENTER, CHICAGO

Begyle (and that's pronounced Bee-gyle), is a relative newcomer to the Chicago craft scene but has already made a big splash. Hot off their accolade "Best New Brewery: 2013" by Chicago Magazine, they've been managing to keep quite busy, and their neighbors happy. Their tiny growler-filling room tucked away between the L and Metra in North Center has quickly become a destination for thirsty beer geeks in the know.

With the city on the brink of Chicago Craft Beer Week, we sat down with Kevin Cary, founder and brewer at Begyle to discuss everything from Michigan roots, pre-Untappd beer tracking, and how it all came together to form one of Chicago's most exciting, and community-centric breweries.

Brewer Chat: Drew Fox of 18th Street Brewery

Brewer Chat: Drew Fox of 18th Street Brewery

MILLER BEACH, IN

18th Street Brewery is hedging a bet. A bet that you'll take an afternoon to hop on the South Shore Line to Indiana to try out their beer. Located in Miller Beach, a small lake side town East of Gary, it's probably not a place that's high on most Chicagoans' list of places to visit. Many of us know Gary as a town that's seen brighter days. A town with a rich history long lost in the decay of a struggling industry.

Drew Fox and 18th Street Brewery want to change that image. The brewery, originally funded through Kickstarter, has blossomed into reality and plans on opening it's doors later this week. We stopped into the, at the time, still under construction brewery and tap room to talk shop. What we found was a man passionate about his city, his new business, and most of all, the beer he brews.