Community on Tap at Vice District Brewing

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In the 19th Century, the South Loop neighborhood was one of Chicago’s many Vice Districts; brothels, prostitutes, and gambling were prevalent and city police often looked the other way. Fast forward a hundred years and “SoLo” has befallen the fate of many Chicago neighborhoods: gentrification. In place of the houses of ill repute are high-rise… 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 »