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Posted August 25, 2011 By GLBeer Snob
Beer Blogger Spotlight: Midwest Beer and Brewing
It’s been awhile since we featured a beer blogger so let’s check in and see what’s going on in the Midwest with beer enthusiast Ethan and his blog, Midwest Beer and Brewing.
Ethan has always been a huge supporter of Midwest breweries (check out his post regarding Ratebeer.com’s annual top brewers list). He started Midwest Beer and Brewing in October 2009 after a visit to his local Chicago brewery, the Half Acre Beer Company. Ethan spent time speaking with the founders and brewers and occasionally volunteered with the brewery. He was inspired to get back into homebrewing and connect with other craft beer enthusiasts regarding industry news, brewing trends and events. It was important for him to start a site dedicated to “trying, making, sharing and discussing craft beer in the Midwest and beyond”. Two and a half years later, Ethan has a site full of useful information any beer snob or homebrewer can appreciate.
Ethan appreciates beer styles that are different and push the limits (he needs to make a trip to GLBC for a Firkin Thursday!). He also shared with me that he thought GLBC’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter was the brew that “opened my eyes to what beer could be - a delicious, exquisite labor of love”; I could not agree with him more!
If you are a homebrewer, what is your favorite beer style to brew? Those who comment below will be randomly selected to win a GLBC t-shirt!