Hi, I'm the former Beer Manager at the flagship Binny's in Chicago, where i did stuff like help create the nonsense that is now Black Friday, started a proper beer cellaring program, etc. I've also consulted for various restaurants and bars including Rick Bayless's newest, Xoco Bistro in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. I've spoken on panels at CiderCon and the Craft Brewers Conference and am a member of the Brewers Association. Aside from all that, i'm a beer judge for both the World Beer Awards and the Beverage Testing Institute and teach New World Beer Styles for the Siebel Institute Of Technology. Breweries looking for advice on bringing product to market/marketing suggestions? Beer fans wondering how the three tier system works? What my favorite Coil record is? Ask me anything!