The Pre-CCBW Video You Probably Should Watch Today

In Beer News by Karl

No, we couldn’t commit to a fully clickbaity title. But still, this CCBW video is pretty cool.

For the last couple years, the Bigfoot Media team has been putting together some cool CCBW-related video projects about Chicagoland area brewers (funded by the Illinois Craft Beer Guild, FWIW). This year is no different.

This year’s pre-CCBW video theme is A State of Growth, and certainly there’s been plenty of that in the past 12 months. If you’ve ever wanted to take a look inside the ongoing expansion projects from Haymarket, Half Acre, Begyle, Spiteful and Brickstone, here’s your chance.

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You’ll see lots of canning lines, barrel racks, pallets of cans — and also quick and interesting conversations with owners and brewers like Begyle’s Kevin Cary, Half Acre’s Gabriel Magliaro, and Jason Klein and Brad Shaffer from Spiteful.

Also, I for one love the idea of planning the layout for your new expansion brewery with little pieces of cardboard (4:56). I also learned that loading bays appear to be a big deal for breweries (6:10, 7:36).

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If you’ve got more time to kill today, you can also view the 2015 and 2014 videos respectively.

Illinois Beer: A State of Growth

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Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers. If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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