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Beer Lover’s Chicago, via Globe Pequot Press

“Written with the authority of someone thoroughly steeped in the local scene … Beer Lover’s Chicago is the kind of book you’d be tempted to read cover to cover…[it] tells you not only what’s going on, but also how we got to where we are today.”

~ The Chicago Reader

Succinctly wraps up the basics you’ll need to know for your travels, from brewery hours, tour details and a lot more…a must for the beer traveler.”

~ The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Selected Print and Online Pieces:

lutefisk chimag screenshotChicagoMag Cover

ABOVE:For The Love of BeerChicago Magazine (cover), September 2013


A Foodie Road Trip on Route 64,Chicago Magazine, March 2012
Amateur Chef Tackles Bouillabaise,” Chicago Magazine, May 2011
The Lutefisk’s Mysterious Allure,Chicago Magazine, February 2011
Brewin’ It In the Burbs,Chicago Magazine, August 2010
Junk Food: Cheap Tastes Of Chicago Chefs,Chicago Magazine, January 2009


Trending: Poutine,Time Out Chicago, January 2010
Eat Out: Grown-Up Ramen,Time Out Chicago May 2009 Page 1, Page 2 (.pdf)
“Interview: Matt Erpenbach,” Chicago Sun-Times, 2008 Hi-Res, Lo-Res (.jpg)
“Interview: Graham Elliot Bowles,”  Chicago Sun-Times, 2008 Hi-Res, Lo-Res (.jpg)

Guys Drinking Beer:


Co-creator, writer, reporter and editor covering the craft brewing scene around Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

Nominated as one of the best Beer/Wine Blogs in the nation by SAVEUR Magazine,  2013-2015.

More GDB Press available here.


“Drink This Now”: A Look at Midwestern Craft Beer for Time Out Chicago 

Highlights include:

How to Navigate Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 2017)

Band of Bohemia’s Next Hollywood Collaboration (May 2017)

The Winners and Losers of Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 2016)

South Loop Brewing’s Witka – A Mike Ditka Beer (September 2015)

Chicago’s Brew Future: New Breweries on the Horizon (September 2013)

Drink This Now: Midwest Radlers (July 2014)

14 Breweries to fill your growlers in Chicago (November 2014)

FoBAB 2014 and 2013 coverage

Selected beer reviews: 

Pipeworks One-Hit Wonder and his Fabulous Flying Fresno
Goose Island Halia
Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale
Begyle’s Christmas Ale
Saugatuck Brewing’s Neapolitan Milk Stout
4 Paws Brewing’s Fawn Blonde

TOC Neapolitan Screenshot

The Chicagoist Interviews: