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Mark McDermott
Worked at R.R. Donnelley
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Downers Grove, Illinois
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New Beer Review: 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
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Bucktown Arts Fest, North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Fest, Eggs for Kids Brunch, Riffing on Howard the Duck!
Friday, August 28 10:00 am – 9:00 pm ♦ End-O-Summer Par-tay! Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL (815) 531-5557 We’re extending tap room hours for a little end of summer celebration! Toasty Cheese will be on-site from 6-9pm 6:00 – 8:00 pm ♦ Last Nights of Sünner Beer House, 322 Yorktown Center,... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-beeronaut/2015/08/chicago-craft-beer-weekend-august-28-30/" class="more-link">Read more »</a...
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Brookfield's ZooBrew, Deschutes Pop-Up Street Pub, Hopstring Fest, Midwest Brewers Fest, 350's 1st Annual Fest, Marz' Homebrewers Ball… Enough beer for ya there?
Friday – Saturday 5:00 – 9:00 pm ♦ ZooBrew at the Brookfield Zoo Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL (708) 688-8000 Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, aardvarks and ales…all at Brookfield Zoo’s fourth annual ZooBrew on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2015. Zoo Brew is a one-of-a-kind, 21 and... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-beeronaut/2015/08/chicago-craft-beer-events-august-21-23/" class="more-link">Read more ...
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Almanac Beer Co. comes to Chicago, Scary Jesus Rockstar returns, a Craft Beer Boat Raffle.
Well, we’re back to a full week of events, as shown below. And even more coming up for the weekend. Click my calendar link above for a preview. Monday, August 17 6:00 pm ♦ 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. Collaboration Beer Release Dark Horse Tap & Grille-Wrigleyville, 3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago We got together with... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-beeronaut/2015/08/chicago-craft-beer-events-august-17-20/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Miskatonic hits in Chicago, StorySlam at Haymarket, S'mores with Off Color, another Temperance can release, meet the brrewer of Tribes.
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In Chicago Craft Beer: Tribes Fest, Blue Nose grand opening, a Beer Cruise, and Pollyanna in cans!
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Arcade and Vice District mark their 1st anniversaries, rare 3 Floyds tap takeover, beer whales at a fundraiser. I give in the to call of Blue Moon Harchata Ale.
There are fewer big beer fests coming up because of the Labor Day weekend. Consider this a break before all the Chicago Bears gametime specials coming the weekend after. This week: Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale Launch Binny’s Beverage Depot 8/31 Des Plaines 9/1 Bloomingdale 9/2 Bolingbrook 9/3 Evergreen Park 9/4 Plainfield Blue Moon Cinnamon... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-beeronaut/2015/08/chicago-craft-beer-events-august-31-septembe...
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Beer Dinners with Miskatonic, Local Option, & national brews; jerky pairing, a rare Big Sky beer tapping.
Another quick one this week that may have skipped a few. I may try to work in any missed items as I go along. The rush is because I spent the weekend retrieved my daughter from a week of spoilage at grandma’s house in Iowa. And I got to finally stock up of some sought-after... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/the-beeronaut/2015/08/chicago-craft-beer-events-august-24-27/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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A directory of wonderful things: boingboing.net
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The zero-waste Micro Brew Review, Brooklyn Brewery Mash in Chicago, craft beer tours in Indiana.
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Drinking & Writing Slam, Homebrewer events, Root Beer Float Day, a birthday party with BCS and KBS.
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More Destihl sour craft beers are pouring in Chicago, Stone tap takeover, and a Barley's Angels event.
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Education
  • Iowa State University
    1980 - 1981
  • Bowling Green State University
    1985 - 1987
  • Morningside College
    1977 - 1979
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Desktop Publisher, currently seeking new employment
Employment
  • R.R. Donnelley
    Desktop Publisher, 1996 - 2011
  • Chicago Tribune Co,
    Freelance writer, 1989 - 2003
  • Illinois Bell Telephonecompany,
    Word Processor, 1992 - 1994
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
    Visitor serivces, 1991 - 1992
  • Pennysaver Publications, Tinley Park
    Editor, 1987 - 1989
  • WATS-WAVR Radio, Sayre PA
    Announcer, News Writer, Music Director, 1981 - 1984
  • WVIK Public Radio, Rock Island, IL
    Morning News writer & annonucer, 1984 - 1985
  • KWSL Radio, Sioux City, IA
    Overnight DJ, 1978 - 1980
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Currently
Downers Grove, Illinois
Previously
Ames, Iowa - Bowling Green, Ohio - Enderlin, North Dakota - Schaller, Iowa - Chicago, Illinois - Council Bluff, Iowa - Midlothian, Illinois - Park Forest, IL - Sayre, PA - Sioux City, IA