Pubcast 388 – Fox Republic Brewing

This episode we are down in Yorkville IL, and one of the newest breweries to open in the Chicagoland area, Fox Republic Brewing. Of course, it was a shoe-in getting an interview here as the Brewmaster and General Manager is one of my co-hosts on the podcast, Ken McMullen. Joining him is his brewer, Sam Walstaff, who we are christening “The Tallest Man in Brewing”, coming in at a fine 6′ 9″!!

FRB has been open for just over two weeks at the time of recording and has shown themselves to have great promise for solid beers served in a great space with a community spirit. The Brit chats with Ken and Sam about the process of opening a new brewery and their approach to the opening days.

Of course we sample some of the styles available, of which there should be something to suit all palates. It’s an exhausting process opening a new brewery and these guys have been working 7 days a week to bring Yorkville and exciting new gathering space. It’s worth a visit, so head on out there! Cheers!

Beers Sampled:

  • Button Factory, Kolsch, 5.5% ABV
  • Confessions of The Fox, collab w/ Church Street Brewing, English Pub Ale , 4.3% ABV
  • Floating West, West Coast IPA
  • Tequila Seltzers, fruit flavors, 4.5% ABV

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