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

(No, that’s obviously not Chicago pictured above, but it was just such a writer-y photo he couldn’t help but use it here.)

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

He’s appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows, TV news programs, and podcasts; consulted on programs for the BBC and American syndication and spent a few years hosting morning radio shows and podcasts.

His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, was published in December 2017 and told the story of the Chicagoland craft beer landscape. He’s also the founder and main writer for, regularly recognized as one of the nation’s best craft beer websites.

But there’s more! He’s also a 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 welcome to contact him through a variety of channels.