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Karl Klockars is a Midwest-based author and writer, focusing on food, drink, travel, and culture.

Karl’s work has appeared in publications including Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, PCMag, Time Out Chicago, AskMen, VinePair and the AV Club. Examples of his work are available here.

His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, tells the story of the Chicagoland craft beer landscape, from breweries and brewpubs to beer bars and craft-centric restaurants. He’s also the co-founder and main writer for, regularly recognized as one of the nation’s best craft beer websites.

Karl has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows, TV news programs, and podcasts; he’s also consulted on programs for the BBC and American syndication. Prior to his writing career, he spent a few years hosting a morning radio show in the Chicago suburbs as well as his own podcast (years before it was cool).

But there’s more! He’s also a media, marketing and communications professional with 15+ years experience specializing in copywriting, email marketing, digital promotions and strategy, social media community building, marketing and engagement.

Karl is available for writing, editing, ideating, consulting, and even voiceover projects (yes! such a wide variety of skills and talents!) and you are invited to contact him through a variety of channels.