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Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

From Pepsi to Red Bull to Coors to Deschutes, Mark Hegedus has been a beverage industry journeyman. With decades he’s since spent time all over the U.S. helping breweries get back on track. In his latest role, he’s been tasked with reviving creativity at stalwart Magic Hat Brewing in Vermont. They’re now poised to again play the role of leader in the space, and not just ‘the brewery that makes #9.’

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

Updated: The Comprehensive Brewery List of Chicago

CHICAGOLAND

Recently added: Two Hound Red (Glen Ellyn, IL), Mad Hatchet Brewing (Shorewood, IL), Garage Band Brewing (Plainfield, IL) | Recently removed: Empirical Brewpub, 51st Ward Brewing, Ancient Owl, Hopothesis

Beer & Branding: Devils Backbone Rebrand

Beer & Branding: Devils Backbone Rebrand

ROSELAND, VA

Timed with their 10th anniversary in 2018, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. is modernizing its brand with all new packaging, meant to “exemplify its friendly, approachable, and outdoor personality and ‘Slow by Nature’ messaging.” To achieve this, the brewery enlisted quite the creative team, including two different award-winning illustrators, as they set to make a big push in 2019…