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10 Solutions for Variable Malt Quality

10 Solutions for Variable Malt Quality

DALLAS, TX

The quality of your beer depends on the quality of your malt. Ideally, you have access to consistent malt, but malt quality can vary for a host of reasons, not the least of which is Mother Nature. We’ve got 10 steps to help you compensate for the shortfalls of variable malt…

Chicago Bred: Dave Dahl & Kevin Lilly of Lo-Rez Brewing

Chicago Bred: Dave Dahl & Kevin Lilly of Lo-Rez Brewing

PILSEN, CHICAGO

Chicago has long been a town known for it's drinking scene. It was here that Dave Dahl and Kevin Lilly met and discovered their passion for craft beer. Over drinks at old city standbys and countless dive bars, the two decided to turn a career in computer engineering into the foundations of what would become Lo Rez Brewing. At their nearly open taproom in Pilsen, we paid a visit to discuss their story.

Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher

Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher

Chicago, IL

If you've been following the craft beer scene for any amount of time you've undoubtably come across the name Randy Mosher. As an author he's published some of the most influential books on beer including "Tasting Beer" and "Radical Brewing." As a graphic designer you may have seen his work on bottles from Metropolitan, Berghoff, and Three Floyds. If that doesn't keep him busy enough, he's a partner at 5 Rabbit Cervecería  and Forbidden Root. Even with all these projects going on, Randy made time to grab beers with us at Hopleaf and loop us in on what he's been working on recently.