Articles Posted in the Midwest Category

  • Announcing The Great Lakes Water Conservation Workshop

    Announcing The Great Lakes Water Conservation Workshop

    Back in November I had the opportunity and honor to attend as well as give a presentation at the Great Lakes and Craft Brewers Water Conservation Conference in Milwaukee, WI. The conference has resulted in a tremendous momentum towards water conservation and sustainability in the craft beer industry. I’m very pleased and excited to announce [...]

  • Waterstreet Cafe & MdV Beer Dinner

    Waterstreet Cafe & MdV Beer Dinner

    During my visit to the Midwest, I took a little road trip from Milwaukee to the city of Peoria, IL for a beer dinner at Waterstreet Wines & Cafe. The dinner showcased several beers from the portfolio of  Merchant Du Vin — a specialty beer importer based in the U.S. Waterstreet Wines & Cafe is [...]

  • Greetings From The Midwest

    Greetings From The Midwest

    Where in the world is The Wench? After driving across country, I had a little less than two weeks of “down time” (and by “down time” I really mean spending time trying to adjust to my new scenario) before embarking on a beer themed trip to the Midwest. At first, I was only going to [...]

  • NRA Chicago – Day Three

    NRA Chicago – Day Three

    Although the two previous days in Chicago were spectacular, from the perspective of The Beer Wench - the third evening was “la piece de resistance.” (For those of you who did not grow up spewing out French sayings, I’ve attached the definition …) pièce de ré·sis·tance n. pl. 1. An outstanding accomplishment: “The bison is [...]

  • NRA Chicago – Day Two

    NRA Chicago – Day Two

    As I’m sure you can imagine, we were quite exhausted after the first evening in Chicago. Luckily, I was able to sleep in a little before hitting the floor at the NRA show. The show was held at McCormick Place — which consists of approximately 2.7 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls. The show was [...]

  • NRA Chicago – Day One

    NRA Chicago – Day One

    Now, usually I only write about food when it has relevance to beer. However, I cannot resist writing about my experience at the National Restaurant Association Show this past weekend in Chicago. (Disclaimer: there will be much blogging about beer experiences as well. I had the honor of meeting and drinking with what I would [...]

  • The Tour of Barley’s Beer

    The Tour of Barley’s Beer

    We had a huge turnout for “Drink With The Wench” - Tour de Barley’s on Friday evening. Many were familiar faces: Mandy, Josh, Jim, Keith, Roland, Jessica, and the Wench — as well as some newbies: Somer, Lauren, Sara, and Vivian. We were a bit nervous about hosting the event at Barley’s — since the [...]