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The Hop Reviews Vol. 09: A Monthly Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 09: A Monthly 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 on said beer, with "The Hop Reviews". We've tasted through the following 14 beers for February, and rated them on a scale of 100. Enjoy!

The Hype & Rise of Pipeworks Brewing Co. with Mike Schallau

The Hype & Rise of Pipeworks Brewing Co. with Mike Schallau

HERMOSA, CHICAGO

Pipeworks Brewing Co. dealt with the hype machine early on. One employee has bore witness to it all–current 'Master of Barrels', Mike Schallau. Starting as an unpaid intern, he's now responsible for maintaining the brewery's ever-growing barrel program. We met up, for The Hop Review's 100th interview, to discuss hype, self-distribution, career changes...and cats.