Maplewood Brewery and Distillery: Telling Stories Through Beer
Chicago’s Maplewood Brewery & Distillery can tell a lot of stories. There’s the tale of being the only brewery/distillery in Illinois. The legal thriller of losing their original name. But the best story of Maplewood is the sagas its telling with beer.
Breakout Brewer: Holy City Brewing Co.
With a respect for style guidelines, Holy City Brewing’s Chris Brown produces some traditional beers, but as the brewery has grown, he’s loosened up, creating award-winning boundary-pushing beers to complement the food scene in Charleston, South Carolina.
Breakout Brewer: Alvarado Street Brewery
Father and son team John and J.C. Hill opened Alvarado Street Brewery in 2014 as an upscale brewpub in tony Monterey, California with modest goals, but their exploration into hazy IPAs and fruit-forward kettle sours quickly put them on the map.
Breakout Brewer: Industrial Arts Brewing Co.
After a career spent at the helm of other breweries, Jeff O’Neil opened his own in 2016 in New York’s Hudson Valley. Industrial Arts Brewing Co. is simple yet impressive, the culmination of a career in brewing that led to the opening of a brewer’s brewery.
Breakout Brewer: Three Weavers Brewing
Supported by sales of their polished and nuanced core beers but looking to a future of more mixed-culture stuff, barrel fermentations, and farmhouse styles, Three Weavers Brewing Company is building a reputation for award-winning, high-quality brews.