Hops At Home: Ep. 15 – Ed and Brandon, Ed’s Basement

In this video series, we’ve spoken to breweries who haven’t opened as scheduled due to the lock-down, and in this episode we talk with a couple of guys who were hoping to open their craft beer bar (CBB) but have been thwarted because of the current pandemic.

Ed Simbol already owns a couple of successful CBBs with Bigsby’s Pour House in Rolling Meadows and Addison, and is now ready to open his new venture, Ed’s Basement, right across from the Fox River in St. Charles, IL. We find him, together with his business partner and bar manager, Brandon Andreola, in the new location which bears the promise of good beer and good times, but is stalled in getting open. We chat about the bar, find out about why Brandon is buff, and enjoy a beer together via Zoom! Cheers!


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