Ever wonder what’s going on behind the beer goggles of Chicago’s brewery owners? Find out tomorrow at Jake Melnick’s, where yours truly will interview Pete Crowley of Haymarket Pub & Brewery and Doug Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing as part of Chicago Craft Beer Week’s ongoing mayhem. We’ll cover a lot of ground, including the recent wave of new brewery and tap room announcements, Chicago’s place in the national craft beer scene, the prospect of market saturation, and proper beard grooming. Seriously, these guys’ chins know how to party. Have a question you want answered? Leave us a comment below and we’ll get you in the mix.
Crowley is bringing Rubber Monkey, the Belgian-style wheat IPA he brewed in collaboration with Greenbush Brewing. Hurst will have the new Arc Welder Dunkel Rye, Krankshaft Kolsch, and a keg of Generator Doppelbock that somehow survived since last fall. Kudos to whoever decided to stash that away.
Where: Jake Melnick’s, 41 E Superior St
When: Tuesday, May 22, 7-10 PM (interview 8:30-9 PM)
What: $25 in advance or $20 at the door is good for all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink as well as admission to the Q&A session. Call 312-266-0400 for tickets.