Pubcast 378 – Erik Pizer of Flipside Brewing

This week we are excited to visit again with someone who has been on our podcast before, and is now owner and brewer at his own establishment. Erik Pizer has been part of the brewing community in the Chicagoland area for many years, and is now firmly ensconced in Tinley Park at Flipside Brewing.

Open for just under 6 months, he has built his business around the brewpub model, providing a range of solid beers and other liquors, while offering a fantastic food menu. Located only a short distance off I-80, this is fast becoming the place to hang out for locals. We talk about how he is trying to provide a small, but full range of offerings including beer cocktails, locally distilled liquors, and as The Brit discovers his “well-balanced” beers. As Erik says he has 10 years of experience so he may not know all of what to do, but he does know what NOT to do, and we agree that he’s doing things right!

Tinley Park is another core of great craft breweries and we highly recommend a visit to Flipside during your visit! Cheers!

Beers Sampled:

  • Grey Skies Surprise, Dortmunder Golder Lager, ABV 5.9% 
  • Driveshaft, West Coast IPA, ABV 6.5%
  • Haunted Past, English Mild, ABV 3.8%
  • Warm Hug,  American Porter with vanilla and coffee, ABV 5.5% ABV
  • Pigloo, Barleywine, collaboration with Miskatonic Brewing, ABV 10.5%

Here’s our short ‘teaser’ video showing the brewery…

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