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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
12 U.S. Breweries With Incredible Views
7 days 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
2 months 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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LIQS Makes the Perfect Ready-to-Drink Shot
3 months ago

LIQS Makes the Perfect Ready-to-Drink Shot

We chatted with the creators of LIQS to find out how they invented the perfect ready-to-drink shot…
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WeldWerks is One of the Most Innovative Breweries in America
3 months ago

WeldWerks is One of the Most Innovative Breweries in America

We sat down with WeldWerks Brewing marketing director Jake Goodman to learn more about why the brand is so successful…
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KOVAL Distillery and The Blackstone Hotel Teamed Up for Chicago’s Coolest Tour
6 months ago

KOVAL Distillery and The Blackstone Hotel Teamed Up for Chicago’s Coolest Tour

The Blackstone Hotel teamed with KOVAL Distillery to bring guests the Tapping the Barrel package, which includes a distillery tour and secret cocktail recipe…
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The Art of Vodka Distilling with Thomas Kuuttanen of Purity Vodka
2 years ago

The Art of Vodka Distilling with Thomas Kuuttanen of Purity Vodka

“The quality of the final product will always be reflected by what you put in from the beginning,” explains Thomas Kuuttanen, who just recently was awarded the title “Global Master Blender of the Year.”…
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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Tequila Chamucos
3 years ago

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Tequila Chamucos

As Americans wind down from their collective Halloween sugar rush, many will turn their attention to another form of sugar… sugar skulls!
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An Easy Match – Pairing Mexican Food With Beer
3 years ago

An Easy Match – Pairing Mexican Food With Beer

The vibrancy of a Mexican restaurant-with its lively music, colorful decor, and sizzling skillets-beg for a fun, refreshing drink. Often that drink is Dos Equis Ambar, 84% of which is consumed fresh from the tap…
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Expert Tips for Pairing Food With Beer
3 years ago

Expert Tips for Pairing Food With Beer

The most interesting man in the world reminds Dos Equis fans to “stay thirsty.” Well, that’s pretty easy for anyone sitting down to a meal. For instance, Dos Equis Ambar serves as a wonderful accompaniment to a variety of Mexican dishes…
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Bourbon & Music – The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour
3 years ago

Bourbon & Music – The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour

Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, and Evan Williams – four of the many distilleries found on the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail…
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9 Craft Breweries Revitalize Historic Buildings
3 years ago

9 Craft Breweries Revitalize Historic Buildings

Community. Sustainability. Originality. These terms help define the craft beer movement.

One way breweries have been espousing these principals is by rehabilitating historic buildings and repurposing them into breweries. It …
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It’s the New Bitter – Hops in Cocktails
4 years ago

It’s the New Bitter – Hops in Cocktails

What do bartenders, distillers, and craft brewers have in common?

They love to be creative, innovative, and cutting-edge. Recently, it seems, they also share an affinity for the bitter taste …
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