Archive for April 2010
Two Cheers for Chicago Beer

Two Cheers for Chicago Beer

David | Blog | April, 20 2010 | 2 Comments

There has been a lot of activity in the Chicago area beer community, even before the Craft Brewers Conference came into town. There’s a growth spurt underway here, that’s adding to a pretty solid base, and making life great for people among Chicago’s 7 million who enjoy craft beer. When I learned that Pete Crowley [...]

Pairing No. 4: They Share a Big Lake

Pairing No. 4: They Share a Big Lake

David | Blog | April, 16 2010 | 6 Comments

Today’s pairing involves products from two wonderful artisan companies: Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, Wis., and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Mich. Each is located on a similar latitude and geographical spot in its respective state, so that if you folded a map in half along the center of Lake Michigan, the locations would almost overlap. Uplands [...]

Brewers Conference Wrap-up

Brewers Conference Wrap-up

David | Blog | April, 13 2010 | No Comment

Jared Rouben, the new head brewer at Goose Island’s Clybourn pub just declared Tuesday the new Monday-after-the-Craft-Brewers-Conference. Maybe now I don’t feel so bad myself about being off schedule on just about everything!  The CBC was amazing, but honestly, by the time I got through the first two days, I was tugged back into more ordinary [...]

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