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The Brewers of Goose Island Clybourn

The Brewers of Goose Island Clybourn

LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO

Chicago is a brewer's kind of town. The city's history is chock full of beer, dating back to the 19th century, persisting through the dark days of Prohibition, and finally to the near constant industry expansion we see today. If you define, as most do, the "modern" craft beer movement as beginning sometime in the late 1980's, there's an unquestioned name that pioneered the local movement during an otherwise miserable time for craft beer in Chicago.

Darren Moser of Maui Brewing Company

Darren Moser of Maui Brewing Company

KIHEI, HI

While Hawaii may not be well known for their beers here in the Midwest, a recent visit to Maui Brewing Company suggests they should be. 'Maui' not only makes great beer, they also go to great lengths to be mindful of the environment. They currently have a solid solar energy program and are working hard to soon be 100% off the grid. And several ingredients are sourced from local farmers in a conscious effort to support the Hawaiian economy. We caught up with Director of Brewing Operations, Darren Moser, on a recent trip to the island's new brewing facility. We talk pioneering Hawaiian craft beer, expansion, and how the mainland has influenced their growth.