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Meet the Cider Maker: Mike Beck

  • Hopleaf 5148 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

Mike Beck is a fifth generation apple grower in central Michigan, and was the first cider maker in America to put hard cider into a 16oz can with Uncle John’s Cider. He just finished a two year term as the President of the US Assoc of Cider Makers, and has been at the heart of GLINTCAP since its inception.

On Thursday, Feb 15th he will be tapping a few special kegs at Hop Leaf (5148 N Clark Ave), including his award winning Perry, as well as the single variety cider Baldwin and some of his heralded fruit cider blends.

Come to the Hop Leaf to meet the cider maker, ask questions and crack into a few rare treats sure to make an appearance. Mike’s spirit has been the source of encouragement for an entire generation of new cider makers in the Midwest, and his mission to make cider fun remains at the core of his business.

Tickets: No pass, no worries!

Earlier Event: February 15
2 Towns Tap Takeover
Later Event: February 15
Cheese, Sex, Cider