Lake Effect Brewing Company Brings Craft Beer to Jefferson Park

Entrepreneurs built this great nation of ours; the creation of small businesses and ‘mom and pop’ stores were the foundation of our early economy.  Since the industrial revolution and the increased popularity and convenience of big box stores a la Wal-Mart, America has, unfortunately, lost some of that independent spirit. In recent years, however, the… Read more »

Chicago Breweries: The Next Generation

Brant Dubovick, head brewer at the soon-to-open Dryhop Brewers, remembers a quote he heard while attending the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego earlier this year: “If your number one concern as a craft brewer isn’t quality, get out right now.”  That quote stuck with him and motivated him to reach out to the breweries-in-planning… Read more »