What started out as a general desire to tell people what beer we were drinking has morphed into a labor of love — one part cellaring experiments, one part news coverage and one part advocacy and event planning/marketing.
My goal as the self-titled “editor” of our site is to help direct our content so it’s relevant to you, the reader.
I’ll be the first to admit that some of our material — like much of the coverage of the City Beverage case before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission — is geared towards a niche audience. But in reality, it’s cases like that and others that could follow that may very well shape the beer industry moving forward.
Much of what we cover here, particularly our foray into beverage industry politics, falls within my wheelhouse of broadcast journalism. I’ve spent the last 15 years in radio news, including a stint covering statehouse politics in Springfield. I lean on relationships forged there to provide a unique perspective on beer industry related laws and legislation.
As for my preference in beer? Well, a year or two ago I would have rattled off a number of double IPA’s and imperial stouts that I was fawning over. But now the pendulum has swung back towards more sessionable beers like a well crafted pilsner or a nice, roasty porter.