Ingredient Study: Coconut

“Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail No of course not. But they have managed to find their way into quite a few modern-day craft beers! Some of them taste like sunscreen juice (not naming names here) and some of them taste like a tropical breeze that wafted through your head holes, touched down on your tongue and gave … Continue reading Ingredient Study: Coconut

Quick Draw: Dovetail Holiday Bock

This past Saturday, December 18th, I participated as a vendor at Dovetail Brewery’s first annual Holiday Market held at their taproom location in Chicago’s Ravenswood Corridor. It was a charming and cozy event featuring artists and creatives from the area, and it also highlighted the recent release of a delicious seasonal beer, their Holiday Bock. (If you missed it, be on the lookout for another market, and hopefully another special beer, this coming … Continue reading Quick Draw: Dovetail Holiday Bock

You’re Invited! “RAW: Chicago Artist Showcase” at the Metro

About 2 months ago, I got a random phone call from Los Angeles, California. I don’t pick up the phone when I don’t recognize the caller, so it went to voicemail. When I finally listened to the message about 3 hours later, I learned that I had been head-hunted to be a part of a vendor showcase event featuring all independent Chicago artists!!! I thought … Continue reading You’re Invited! “RAW: Chicago Artist Showcase” at the Metro

Binny’s Homebrew Competition featuring Samuel Adams Beer

“You guys have great palates.” This phrase is a totally normal compliment to hear in the beer-judging world, but it becomes pretty flattering when it comes from Jim Koch, Co-Founder of Samuel Adams Brewing Company, who was the guest of honor at the 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Competition. On Thursday, August 27th, I was invited to attend the final judging session and subsequent awards ceremony … Continue reading Binny’s Homebrew Competition featuring Samuel Adams Beer

Beerfest Bingo Contest: Win a Free Beer Art Print

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. If you are in the Chicagoland area, and are attending the Oak Park Microbrew Review this Saturday, August 15th, then you are in luck! I will be there, handing out some Beerfest Bingo cards (made by yours truly), and if you play the game during the fest, you could win a FREE piece of artwork from my Etsy store! In order … Continue reading Beerfest Bingo Contest: Win a Free Beer Art Print

Etsy Store: It’s Live!

“Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen … … ETSY STORE!” – Ron Burgundy OK, this isn’t a horrifying announcement at all (I hope). It’s great fun! Ron Burgundy and I couldn’t be happier to announce that I am officially selling prints of … Continue reading Etsy Store: It’s Live!