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Chicago's Beers & Bars to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Chicago's Beers & Bars to Celebrate Oktoberfest

CHICAGO, IL

September 16 marks the opening of the worlds largest and most famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. Nearly every local brewer has taken a shot at the "Fest" beer this year, so we've compiled a list of a handful of Chicago offerings to imbibe over pretzels and a schnitzel–as well as a few local favoritess worth checking out. Prost!

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

As it is at any brewery, there's no position more important than Brewmaster. At a brewery as big as Goose Island, the job of Brewmaster comes with even more responsibility and a constant magnifying glass on every decision made. The man making those decisions for Goose today is Jared Jankoski, former Head Brewer at New Glarus, now leading one of the most talented brewing teams in the industry. We sat down with the fourth Goose Island Brewmaster to dig into his past, present responsibilities, why he doesn't always like Goose Island alumni breweries, and even the name of his 'famous' cat.