This content was originally published by The Hop Review, a digital magazine that joined the Hop Culture family in March 2020.
This piece was written by Tom White.
In this week’s Hoplinks, beer gets involved in politics, a Surly brewer finds a new home, a culinary brewer expands, the South Side gains a taproom, a Colorado brewer loses a CEO, and homebrew hotspots are highlighted.
POTTSVILLE, PA — The “big” news of the week centered on Dick Yuengling, owner of the famous Pennsylvania brewery and his endorsement of the Trump campaign. The announcement created a ripple effect as many LGBT bars have now begun boycotting the beer at their establishments. Can we all agree that beer has no place in politics? [Washington Blade]
MUNSTER, IN — After announcing he’d be leaving the brewery he helped build just last week, Todd Haug, formerly Head of Brewery Operations at Surly, has found a new home. Haug is set to brew at 3 Floyds alongside current head brewer Chris Boggess. Surly’s loss is certainly 3 Floyds gain as the styles he made famous at Surly should fit right in with the hop-forward brews at Floyds. [Mpls St Paul]
PILSEN, CHICAGO — Moody Tongue, the Pilsen culinary brewery who finally
BACK OF THE YARDS, CHICAGO — Speaking of taprooms, the South Side’s Whiner Beer Co. is set to open their own taproom this Friday, November 4th. As part of The Plant, a net-zero energy business incubator, the barrel focused brewery is sure to be brewing up something special. We can’t wait to check it out. [Instagram]
FORT COLLINS, CO — In news that came as a surprise even within the brewery, New Belgium CEO Christine Perich has stepped down after just a year in the position. No word on why she chose to make the change but the brewery is already looking for her replacement. [Coloradoan]
USA — Nearly every commercial brewer started out homebrewing, making it an essential piece to building the industry. The American Homebrewers Association ranks 7 Homebrew Hot Spots throughout the country. If brewing is in your future, consider checking out the local scene in your nearest city. [American Homebrewers Association]
Photo of stacked barrels at Moody Tongue Brewery from our summer 2016 interview — by Jack Muldowney.