The Beer Lover's Guide to Chicago features Chicagoland's breweries, brewpubs and beer bars geared toward hop heads looking to seek out the best beers—from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. The book also features beer recipes for home brewers, regional food recipes that incorporate beer, suggested regional food and beer pairings, and walkable pub crawl itineraries for craft beer-centric towns and cities.
Karl Klockars has been covering food, drink and travel throughout the Midwest since 2008. He began focusing on the craft beer business in 2010 when he helped launch GuysDrinkingBeer.com, which has been nominated as one of the nation's best beer blogs for three straight years by Saveur Magazine. His work has also appeared in Chicago Magazine, Draft Magazine, the AV Club, Thrillist, the Chicago Sun-Times, and he is the regular beer columnist for Time Out Chicago. He prefers a good porter over just about everything.