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Beer

Bloggers

Nick Chipman

July 22, 2014

Nick Chipman loves food. The bigger and crazier, the better. On his website, dudefoods.com, the Milwaukee man with the admittedly-ridiculous appetite not only profiles dishes from local restaurants, but also features his own outrageous culinary creations, ranging from chicken wings breaded with waffles to a towering colossus created from every sandwich on the menu of his local McDonalds.

Since launching the site in 2010, Chipman has been featured in Maxim Magazine, appeared on Anderson Cooper’s RidicuList, and mentioned on sites like Gizmodo, the New York Daily News, BuzzFeed, Fox News, NBC News, CNN, the Cooking Channel, Food Network, GQ and more.

Readers can learn more about Chipman and his remarkable food creations at www.dudefoods.com.

How did dudefoods.com come about? What initially inspired you to create the site? READ MORE

Bartenders

Steven Horton

June 11, 2014

Founded in Decatur, Illinois in 2009 with the premise of serving world class food at reasonable prices and creating a refuge for original art and music, Donnie’s Homespun Pizza combines a menu featuring a fresh fusion of wordly flavors with an extensive collection of craft beers and wines. In 2010, Donnie’s outgrew their original location and moved to the larger building next door, which featured a dining room, bar and stage and enabled Donnie’s to become the hot spot for local music and touring acts that it is today. Donnie’s later opened a second store in Springfield, Illinois, featuring an expanded food, beer and wine menu.

Serving drinks at Donnie’s Decatur location is bartender and beer aficinado Steven Horton, who began his serving career at Olive Garden but, like so many others, found a home at Donnie’s Homespun Pizza. READ MORE

Bartenders

Stephen Foster

May 30, 2014

On April 19th, Brewery Corner in Kilkenny, Ireland celebrated its first birthday. Their first year was an eventful one, capped off by winning the illustrious title of Craft Beer Bar of the Year at the 2013 Bar of the Year Awards.

Managing Brewery Corner and overseeing the bar’s large selection of Irish craft brews on draught and bottled beers from around the world is Stephen Foster, a veteran bartender with a true passion for beer.

What is the atmosphere like on an average night at Brewery Corner?

The atmosphere here is very relaxed most of the week. Kilkenny is a small town with a lot of pubs (something like 85). So no single bar will be overly packed on a school night. We’ve got lots of different groups in on different nights, however. Sunday is board game night, Tuesday is Drink & Draw, Thursday is ArtSocial night. It’s all about people with common interests hanging out. Friday and Saturday nights can get a bit hectic and there’s always a cheerful buzz about the place. READ MORE

Bartenders

Dylan Snyder

April 17, 2014

“Give a man a beer and he’ll drink for a night. Teach a man to brew and he’ll drink for a lifetime.”

These are the words that bartender Dylan Snyder lives by. In addition to his role as the lead bartender at Bar Ama in downtown Los Angeles and his weekly gigs at The Varnish, he is one of the co-founders of Beertender Los Angeles, a home brewing consultancy specializing in teaching the basics of brewing beer, bottling, kegging, partying, and building camaraderie through the joy of brewing. 

Tell me a little about yourself.

First and foremost, I run a home brewing company with my business partners, Steven Zakarian and Ben Williamson called Beertender Los Angeles. We teach the basics of brewing to civilians and restaurant and bar staffs. We also run a consultancy that specializes in understanding Southern California’s vastly growing desire for drinks that are “craft,” be that beer, cocktails or wine. READ MORE

Entrepreneurs

Jake Crawley

April 1, 2014

Tired of having to use the wife’s wine bottle opener to crack a cold one, Savannah, Georgia resident Jake Crawley decided to come up with something tougher, stronger, and manlier. A few hours (and drinks) later, the original Bottle Wrench was born. Soon after Jake made the first Wrench, people started asking about his new opener and wanted to know where they could get their own. Thus, the online Bottle Wrench shop opened in 2011 and has been growing ever since.

These days, Jake runs the day-to-day operations of the shop and maintains the company’s various social media.

Those interested in purchasing a Bottle Wrench of their own can do so at www.thebottlewrench.com or via their Etsy shop.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Crazy, I never really know what I’m going to walk into each morning. Most days are filled with packing/shipping orders (we ship within 24 hours), hand forming Bottle Wrenches, pre-cutting 550-paracord and all of the other fun office work to boot! READ MORE