It’s Chicago Craft Beer Week, and kicking off a week of celebrations of the art of brewing from the great city of Chicago and beyond, is the Beer Under Glass (BUG) festival held at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The Brit and Yankee podcast was there to grab interviews with many of your favorite brewers and we will be releasing a new one each day over the coming week.
First up, a man who has been a driving force for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, and who was responsible for starting the BUG tradition, Pete Crowley from Haymarket Brewing. It was fascinating to chat with him, and also sample a couple of his brews, including one that he was keeping ‘under the table’, Claire’s Thirsty Ale. With a cameo appearance from Alex Lovingood of Brickstone Brewing, this is fun, beer and festivals! Cheers!