Interviews

The Story of Schlafly's Colorful Stephen Hale

The Story of Schlafly's Colorful Stephen Hale

ST. LOUIS, MO

When you consider the history of America’s brewing tradition, it's cities like St. Louis that set the standard. It wasn't until 1991, that a then-meager brewpub opened up the road from Anheuser-Busch, the first new brewery in St. Louis in decades. The Saint Louis Brewery found its footing after bringing in eclectic brewer Stephen Hale and Schlafly Beer as we know it began to take shape…

A Beer with Coach Mike Ditka

A Beer with Coach Mike Ditka

NORTHCENTER, CHICAGO

It's not every day you drink a beer with a legend. This was the opportunity that fell to us when we sat down with coach Mike Ditka. But what does this have to do with beer you ask? Well, Ditka is getting his own. More specifically, he's working with Northcenter's Begyle Brewing to concoct a signature brew available exclusively at the Chicago Ale Fest this weekend.

Finally Fresh: Beers with James Watt of BrewDog

Finally Fresh: Beers with James Watt of BrewDog

CANAL WINCHESTER, OH

BrewDog is a name you know but likely haven't had in a while. Co-Founder James Watt is the face of the brewery in the US and is spearheading the suddenly fresh take on the brand he built from the ground up. Over pints of four day old, Ohio-brewed, Juggernaut DIPA, we found out how he's managed to build BrewDog from a bottle of homebrew to a multi-billion dollar, and still independent, brewing empire.