Support Each Other: A New Effort To Help South Suburban Craft Beer Businesses

In Press Release by Karl

Support Each Other

The pandemic and stay-at-home orders have affected every craft beer business differently – and now five breweries and bottleshops in the south suburbs have banded together to help each other get through all this. It’s called Support Each Other, and if you want to help, preorder yourself a t-shirt NOW:


TINLEY PARK, IL (April 20, 2020) – We’re excited to announce Support Each Other – an initiative to raise money and awareness for five local craft beer businesses in the Tinley Park and Mokena communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the south suburbs there is a small craft beer community that has grown over the recent years. The Open Bottle, Hailstorm Brewing, and Soundgrowler Brewing (all of Tinley Park) have partnered with Crafted 1979 and Brothership Brewing (both of nearby Mokena) to collaborate on a t-shirt initiative designed to support all of our businesses during these unprecedented times. “We’re a local beer community,” Julia Bisch of The Open Bottle said. “We’re in this together and we all want to see each other weather this storm.”
This local beer scene has not been immune to the repercussions of the pandemic and stay at home order passed back in March. “All of our businesses are fortunate to continue operating to some extent, but we’ve all had to make some difficult decisions recently without on-premise sales”, Bisch said. “We’re hoping that the sales from these t-shirts will not only generate a small cushion to help us all continue our operations but to also bring our community together.”
The profits from the shirt sales will be evenly divided between the five companies and all the sales data will be publicly accessible. The t-shirts are $20 and available for pre-order at until April 30th.

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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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