Tag: Hop Head Farms

Meet Justin Maynard, Illinois Craft Beer Evangelist

I have been producing a series of profiles of craft brewers and distillers for the blog published by my friends at Hop Head Farms in Michigan. One of the most fun things I’ve done so far was an interview I conducted recently with Justin Maynard of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. You can’t necessarily tell... Read more »

Chicago's DryHop Brewpub Will Test Whether Beer Is Better Than Sex

Have you ever joked about beer being better than sex? That proposition will get a new twist in a few months when DryHop — a gastro-pub with an all-star lineup in the brewhouse and kitchen — opens in a Chicago storefront last occupied by a shop selling sex toys and other adult novelties. DryHop is... Read more »

The Beer Crafters: Meet Michigan Brewer Sam Sherwood

Craft beer is rapidly growing in popularity. And I am helping out my hop-growing friends at Michigan’s Hop Head Farms, who are using their website to tell the stories of people who are engaged in the craft brewing revolution. The first installment in the series featured Sam Sherwood, the 35-year-old head brewer at Walldorff Brewery... Read more »

Something's Brewing: I Heard It Through The Hopvine

I was an early adopter with the craft brewing revolution, one of those cultists who scoured beer menus as early as the 1980s in hopes of finding a Samuel Adams or a Sierra Nevada. Ever since, I have consumed just about nothing but, beer-wise. My regular neighborhood tavern in Chicago, The Bar on Buena, has... Read more »

Happy Saturday, Chicago!

Good morning, residents and friends of Chicago! It’s a little hazier than Friday, but abundant sunshine, as the forecasters like to say. High temperature around 90… sounds like meteorological summer is in full swing. I’m off to visit a hop farm in Michigan — named Hop Head Farms — where they are celebrating completion of... Read more »