It can be mind-numbing to think about all the job sites that are out there. Just a couple of them are focused on beer and none of them are dead simple to use. We, at Penultimate Brews – makers of BreweryFinder.org, started a curated brewery job board and weekly email list to cut through that…

Milwaukee Brewing Company is launching something new this week. They are calling it the MKE Brewing Crate Club. All members of the newly forming crate club will be invited to the brewery once a month to fill their crate with various available bottles depending on seasonal availability. “Different bottled product varieties will be available each month,” according…

Ballast Point has finally opened it’s new 12,000 square-foot restaurant, tasting room, and R&D Brewery in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. We were able to stop in a few days ago and get some 360 images taken. The new location is handicap accessible, kid friendly, offers beer to go, plenty of TVs for sports, and has…

We’ve spent roughly the first two years of our brewery mapping project taking the slow route. Building each brewery profile out to completion has taken an average of 20-40 minutes PLUS research time of sometimes several hours. This research included things like phone calls, emails, IMs, on-site visits, 360 photo shoots, Google Maps updates, etc. This made…

Lakeshore Beverage recently threw a Secret Beer Party to celebrate the launch of Alaskan Brewing Company beginning its distribution in Chicago, IL. We were able to win a couple tickets and got to attend. The event was held at the Moosejaw store in Lincoln Park. Head brewer and co-founder Geoff Larson was on hand along with other brewery and distribution…

We were invited to a media night recently to hear from certified master brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink. They spoke at length about the brewing process, how they source their ingredients and how important water is to the whole process. What stood out to me the most was the enthusiasm that Hagen Dost displayed throughout…

The Hofbräuhaus brand began nearly 500 years ago in Munich. All these years later the Hofbräuhaus Chicago is bringing that German beer hall, restaurant, and beer garden feel to Rosemont, IL. Eating and drinking in their traditional beer hall setting involves live entertainment, spacious bench seating, Bavarian food and a few surprises. There is also a kids menu for…

Clearly a local favorite in Baltimore, Union was busy the entire time I was there. Outdoor games, industrial feel, beer being poured by bearded gentlemen.       I happened to arrive in time for a free tour. The tour was concise, but well done. My favorite thing about the tour, was learning that the…

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