Interviews

A Q&A with The Publican's Adam Vavrick

A Q&A with The Publican's Adam Vavrick

WEST LOOP, CHICAGO

Adam Vavrick first garnered attention as a quick-learning buyer at beverage superstore, Binny’s before leaving to join Octopi Brewing in Madison. He’s since returned to head up one of the city’s most respected beer programs, at The Publican. Named as a ‘Top 40 Under 40 Tastemaker’ by Wine Enthusiast, Vavrick has a perspective on the exploding beer industry unlike most people you’ve maybe met…

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

From Pepsi to Red Bull to Coors to Deschutes, Mark Hegedus has been a beverage industry journeyman. In his latest role, he’s been tasked with reviving creativity at stalwart Magic Hat Brewing in Vermont. They’re now poised to again play the role of leader in the space, and not just ‘the brewery that makes #9.’