WBEZ | Andrew Gill http://www.wbez.org/tags/andrew-gill Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Makers of “hard” root beer clash with craft beer enthusiasts http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-30/makers-%E2%80%9Chard%E2%80%9D-root-beer-clash-craft-beer-enthusiasts-112517 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/root beer.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When is beer not beer? That is the question we&rsquo;re exploring. A few years ago, a Wauconda-based company started making an alcoholic version of root beer. It was so successful that executives from Pabst bought a chunk of the business. Sales continue to explode as they&rsquo;ve taken the product national. But there&rsquo;s a lot of controversy around the marketing. They claim it&rsquo;s beer&hellip;but many craft beer enthusiasts think it&rsquo;s not beer. They say the company has jumped on the craft brew bandwagon to sell what amounts to a flavored malt beverage (think Smirnoff Ice or Zima). Andrew Gill, one of the hosts of WBEZ&rsquo;s Strange Brews podcast, and Christopher Quinn, owner of The Beer Temple, a beer store in Irving Park weigh in on the debate.</p></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-07-30/makers-%E2%80%9Chard%E2%80%9D-root-beer-clash-craft-beer-enthusiasts-112517 Morning Shift: Maxim's gets a makeover http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-08/morning-shift-maxims-gets-makeover-107965 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Maxims-Flickr-cityofchicago.org_.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss restauranteur Brandan Sodikoff&#39;s plans to re-open Maxim&#39;s, a historical Chicago landmark. And Chicago magazine&#39;s Dennis Rodkin answers your questions on buying and selling a home in today&#39;s market.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-22.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-22" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Maxim's gets a makeover" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-08/morning-shift-maxims-gets-makeover-107965