Since we opened as its first brewery ever, way back in 2013, Evanston has been able to once again call itself home to a Temperance movement.
But this one is different. This one is about beer. Aside from that tiny detail, the two Temperance movements have always been about making life better in ways big and small. We think that’s a worthy goal, and one that only comes about by being open to new possibilities. It’s something we think about with the beers we brew and the things we do.
Claudia, Head Brewster
Former marine biologist and Goose Island Fulton Street brewer, Claudia makes the beer that made Evanston famous. As a wise man once pointed out, yeast live underwater, so Claudia’s career path is really a no-brainer.
Always down for whatever, Ben keeps the Tap Room way above medium by doing things others don’t. Like the Camel Walk. He also enjoys doing the dog walk with his toy poodle Maurice.
Meagan, Tap Room
The biggest beer geek on staff, Meagan enjoys long walks on the beach, Instagramming long walks on the beach, and bottle shares. On the beach.
Val, Tap Room
As Minister of Snacks (unofficial title), Val balances snacking and pouring beers in Tap Room with gusto. Plus endurance running. She does lots and lots of running.
Emily, Brewery Ops Manager
Coming to us via the Lyric Opera and Glunz, Emily takes care of everything from grains coming in to kegs going out. She’s the only one who knows how to reset our glycol chiller, and she will never let us forget that.
Dave, Assistant Brewer
Dave starts our week off right with his ode to Mondays. It’s hard to imagine anyone who loves brewing beer as much as Dave. When he’s not brewing for us, he’s home brewing. Just when we think Dave can’t get any happier…he does.
Jordan, Asst Brewer/Tap Room
He’s smiling on the inside. Trust us. Jordan is the strong, silent type who gets shit done and done right. Except for that one time…
Mike, Assistant Brewer/Tap Room
Mike, our resident conductor, started from the bottom now he’s here, bartending, brewing, and lifting spirits with witty quips, quick comebacks, and holding the occasional spontaneous choir audition.