On Wednesday, June 12th at 7pm at the Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, I’ll be giving a presentation about the journey of Good Beer Hunting entitled: From Passion to Platform. If you’d like to hear about how Good Beer Hunting began, how it grew, and how I manage to produce the content, connect with an audience, and build a business within the exploding craft beer market, please make a reservation on Apple’s website today.
Some things that I’ll cover include:
- the hardware and software I use to produce Good Beer Hunting’s content
- tips for producing content and engaging in an always-on culture
- how I continue to develop a unique story, perspective, and impact an industry
- where and who I pull inspiration from on a daily basis
- how I managed to make the leap into a platform, and then a business, based on my passion for craft beer
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Goose Island in Chicago. It’s been a dramatic few years for the company, growing rapidly as Chicago’s lead craft brewery during the surge, first partnering and eventually selling the operation to Anheuser-Bush, and finally giving birth to a number of fresh Chicago breweries by way of a continuously ambitious talent pool.
Today I’m drinking their Crash Landed American Pale Wheat Ale. It’s a sharp, well-bittered ale with some citrus and perfume in the aroma, backed by a slightly fruity and malty wheat backbone. The amber-golden color and medium body provide an uncommon richness in a standard wheat. 7%.
Enjoy your Friday afternoon. And kick off the weekend with Begyle’s Crash Landed
Andrew Wright is a Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and craft beer enthusiast. He’s produced incredible work for Field & Stream, The Wall Street Journal, and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters right here in Chicago.
He was originally featured on Good Beer Hunting as ”Hunter Gatherer No. 10” — Since then, he’s become a great friend and collaborator, helping conceive the first in a series of seasonal Good Beer Hunting screenprinted posters. This is the first in that series.
Andrew created four separate color linocuts and hand pulled the original prints to capture the unmistakable texture and nuance of the process. From there, we worked with Delicious Design League in Chicago to create the screens and perfect the colors for the poster run. It’s printed on French 100lb Kraft paper at 18”x24” with a stunning color and texture. Each print is signed and number by Andrew, and embossed with the “GBH & Co.” representing a great collaboration sketched out over many great beers.
Saveur magazine has added beer blogs to their Best Food Blog competition this year for the first time, and yours truly is one of the six finalists! It’s an incredible honor for any food and beverage writer, and I would love to have your support. So please, if you love beer as much as I do, and if GBH has made a difference in your love for that beer, toss me a high-five by voting for me in the competition!