20 Questions with my WCW @beergogglesblog

Rachel AKA @beergogglesblog is a beer enthusiast from Chicago. Her love of craft beer and thirst for knowledge (#sorrylamepun) brought her all the way to “Beer School” at Beer Evaluation and inspired her to start working on her Cicerone Certification. You can read more about her experience on her blog. In the 20 question below Rachel talks about some pretty cool local breweries with some fantastic sounding beer. beergoggles2

1 Where are you from?
Chicago, IL

 

2 What beers can we find in your fridge right now? 

 

3 What is your favorite local beer?

So many good ones but I always enjoy beers by Revolution Brewing because they are very hoppy and delicious!
beerrev

4 How long have you been loving the craft brews?
I’ve been especially interested in craft beer for about four years now!

 

5 How did you get into craft beer? 

It was a combination of my dad being interested and one of my friends getting me into home brewing.

 

6 What is your favorite style of beer?
IPA is my favorite style!

 

7 What are your top 3 favorite beers?

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8 What beer are you dying to try?

Too many to name, I’d love to get my hands on one of the past years of Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Aged beers because I’ve heard amazing things!

9 What place have you been to that has the best beer scene?
I was very impressed by the craft beer scene in Nashville, but Chicago is my favorite scene, especially extending out into the suburbs.

 

10 What is your favorite brewery to visit?

Marz Community Brewing is my recent favorite – it recently opened in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago (near where the White Sox play). It’s incredible!

11 I’m a sucker for a cute can. What beer do you think has the best bottle/ can art?

Ok now I just sound obsessed, BUT Marz also has some amazing cans. Jungle Boogie is one of my favorites!

jungleboogie

 

12 What new brewery are you most excited about?

I love Maplewood Brewery & Distillery. It’s a small space, but they have great beer and food!

 

13 What’s the most shameful beer you drank back in the day?

Bud Light Platinum. What can I say, Justin Timberlake sold it for me.

 

14 Have you ever tried to home brew?

Yes, I’ve been homebrewing for about a year now!

 

15 Where is your favorite place to drink a beer?

At a brewery/taproom!

 

16 How do you prefer to drink beer- keg, cask, can or bottle?

Keg

 

17 Besides beer what’s another favorite beverage?

Mocha lattes with coconut milk are my favorite (which makes me sound so extra) but I can’t drink milk!

 

18 Any recommendations to read or listen to for craft beer lovers?  (book, magazines, blog, podcast)

My Beer Year by Lucy Birmingham – haven’t finished reading just yet but LOVE it so far!

 

19 How has social media helped you share your love of craft beer? Any cool perks?

I’ve met some really cool people via Instagram. I was honestly surprised to see just how many people blog or post about beer specifically but it’s an exciting space!

20 Where can we follow you? 

Instagram: @beergogglesblog
Website: https://www.beergoggles.space/blog/
Untappd: beergogglesblog

 

All pictures from the @beergogglesblog instagram

 

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