Craft Beer Temple
Before opening Beer Temple, a beer boutique and soon-to-be taproom in Chicago (the bar will debut in June), Chris Quinn started a YouTube Channel as an entertaining, educational resource for beer enthusiasts. Mainly focusing on brewer interviews — recent appearances include John Wakefield of J. Wakefield Brewing, Tilo Jänichen of Germany’s Ritterguts, and Daniel Thiriez of Brasserie Thiriez in France, all recorded at the 2016 Shelton Brothers Festival — the channel also features numerous tastings ranging from Belgian classics like Orval to hard-to-find American sours like those from Modern Times.
Quinn believes the brewers most affected by beer review channels are the small guys, and likes to keep things positive. “Take your role seriously if you really want to be taken seriously,” he said. Look out for upcoming episodes on Midwest-brewed New England IPAs and foraged beers.