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About Mathew Powers

Mathew is a freelance writer, beer connoisseur, historian, and former tornado chaser. He's led an eclectic life, traveled many miles, and usually found a way to enjoy a beer or two along the way. His articles have been found on various webzines and he authors "A Pint of Chicago" for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. In addition to his Master's in Written Communication, he is currently working on a Master's in History, where he is researching the history of American beer culture.
Latest Posts | By Mathew Powers
YES!! We Are READY TO DRINK!!
2 weeks ago

YES!! We Are READY TO DRINK!!

The Ready to Drink category has exploded. Here are just a few expressions out there today…
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Being Ali Ghanbarian: The Ultimate Influencer
1 month ago

Being Ali Ghanbarian: The Ultimate Influencer

Meet Ali Ghanbarian, mega-trendsetter, who launched several careers, popularized high-end brands, and jumpstarted arts culture, has his eye on something new…
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On Location: Laws Whiskey House, Denver
2 months ago

On Location: Laws Whiskey House, Denver

The folks at Laws Whiskey House in Colorado are obsessed with whiskey making…
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Miss Playing Golf in the Winter Months? Brandon Sweet Has A Solution
9 months ago

Miss Playing Golf in the Winter Months? Brandon Sweet Has A Solution

Visit Topgolf Swing

Brandon Sweet, beverage director at Topgolf Swing Suite at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, provides the drinks that accompany TopGolf’s already unique gaming experiences including slots, …
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Musician Tommy Brunett Stumbles on the Greatest Idea in Craft Whiskey
10 months ago

Musician Tommy Brunett Stumbles on the Greatest Idea in Craft Whiskey

While sipping whiskey and smoking ribs in 2011, musician Tommy Brunett had a flash of inspiration. “I came up with an idea combining those two great American pastimes…
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Every San Antonio Brewery You Need to Visit
11 months ago

Every San Antonio Brewery You Need to Visit

From the Riverwalk to the Alamo, San Antonio is full of history, beauty and great beer. Here is every San Antonio brewery you need to visit on your next trip…
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9 Breweries with Excellent Barrel-Aging Programs
11 months ago

9 Breweries with Excellent Barrel-Aging Programs

So many breweries are getting in on barrel-aging, but some stand out from the rest. These 10 breweries boast some of our favorite barrel-aging programs right now…
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The 5 Best Denver Distilleries to Visit
11 months ago

The 5 Best Denver Distilleries to Visit

There is a Denver distillery for everyone to visit, whether you’re a fan of whiskey, rum or coffee liqueur…
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12 Tasty Pumpkin Beers to Drink This Fall
12 months ago

12 Tasty Pumpkin Beers to Drink This Fall

Lovers of fall, take note: these 12 pumpkin beers, including Southern Tier Pumking, are the best seasonal brews to drink right now…
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12 U.S. Breweries With Incredible Views
1 year ago

12 U.S. Breweries With Incredible Views

If you want to sip a delicious beer while taking in gorgeous scenery, these 12 breweries offer some of the best views in the country…
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The 13 Best Dive Bars in Chicago
1 year ago

The 13 Best Dive Bars in Chicago

Chicago has no shortage of excellent bars, but these no-frills watering holes are some of our favorites. These are the 13 best dive bars in Chicago…
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