This week, on a snowy night in Bloomingdale IL, The Brit finally sat down with Katie and Kris Wolf to chat about the journey they undertook to open one of the best new brewpubs in the Chicago suburbs. We say ‘finally’ as our first attempt had the couple head down to the Brit and Yankee pub studio back in October of last year, but alas ‘technical difficulties’ prevented the recording from ever being released! And here’s some pix from that session…
Since then, it has been a whirlwind of activity for both of them as they prepared for a late 2018 opening.
Now things have settled down, they said come on down and let’s chat. We set up the mics in the brewpub ‘snug’, and talked about the work that was needed to rehab a 150 year old house, and turn it into a great place to brew beer, and to serve that beer in a friendly, themed setting with plenty of ambiance.
We talked to Kris about his background and beers, and of course we sampled some of his current brews on tap. It’s a great insight into a great place to come and hang out, so if you haven’t been there yet, you need to stop by!
- Crimson Fog, NEIPA with boysenberry, 7.2% ABV
- Muddy Paws, Black IPA, 6.1% ABV
- Mighty Fang with Raspberry, Scotch Ale, 7.1% ABV
- Howliday Ale, Northern English Brown Ale with vanilla, hazelnut and spices, 5.5% ABV
- Dance With The Devil, Stout with ancho chiles and cocoa nibs, 6% ABV
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