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The breweries of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail (Episode 595)

It’s a celebration of the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail’s second anniversary. Joining me to talk about the south side’s craft brewing business are Alan Cromwell from Blue Island Beer Company, Amy and Steve Camp from Evil Horse Brewing and John…

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Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co. talks community, music and fire pits (Episode 579)

Temperance Beer Co. founder Josh Gilbert joins Car Con Carne to talk about the craft brewery scene and Temperance’s new “Where I’m From” beer. Support Temperance: 2000 West Dempster in Evanston Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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Craft beer for mental health: THINGS WE DON’T SAY IPA (Episode 574)

Even more reasons to enjoy a delicious IPA: Hope for the Day Partnerships Director Joel Frieders joins me to talk about Hope for the Day’s “Things We Don’t Say” IPA initiative. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Siren Records McHenry

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Craft brewing with a community focus: Sketchbook Brewing (Episode 533)

I talked tonight with Cesar Marron and Shawn Decker, the managing partners of Sketchbook Brewing Company, about their company history. We went back to the beginning, when they were serving 2 oz. pours in an Evanston alley, and covered everything…

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Helping Illinois craft breweries: The Nonessential Project (Episode 507)

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is the focus of a live streaming event happening tomorrow night (12/1/20, 7pm CT). “The Nonessential Project” is a musical supergroup of local artists who are devoting their time and talent to raise funds for…

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Beer made by nerds for nerds: Empirical Brewery with Eric Oren (Episode 422)

You deserve a beer. You’ve earned it. On that note, why not make it a New Style Community Lager from Empirical? Eric Oren of the “nerd brewery” joins me tonight to talk about Empirical’s new charitable initiative and the craft…

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Buckledown Brewing in Lyons (Episode 386)

A midwestern work ethic and love for home brewing evolved into the spectacular Buckledown Brewing in Lyons. Head Brewer Ike joins me tonight for #quarantineconcarne! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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Passion for beer turned into a business: The history of Spiteful Brewing (Episode 383)

We’re hitting the north side tonight for a chat with Jason from Spiteful Brewing. We chat about the brewery’s history, managing through the pandemic, the support of the community and beers! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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The need for diversity and inclusion in the craft beer business: Haymarket Brewing (Episode 382)

As we continue our focus on local breweries, tonight we’re talking with Haymarket. For this conversation, I’m joined by Haymarket’s Director of Fermentation, Pete Crowley, and Director of Operations, Mike Gemma. Joining me for an important conversation about diversity in…

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‘Righteously good’ conversation with Jace Rhea of Church Street Brewing (Episode 381)

Car Con Carne supports local independent breweries! Joining me tonight is Jace Rhea of @churchstbrew. “Righteously good beer” deserves a righteously good podcast episode! Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services