Andy Skelton

Andy Skelton is a certified Cicerone® Beer Server who found his passion for beer while living in Chicago. He has degrees in both marketing and finance and is the taproom manager at Backpocket Brewery. Besides the topic of beer, Andy is a devoted sports talker. Stay tuned for Andy’s upcoming podcast that combines his two aforementioned favorite things.

Andy's Articles

Thanksgiving Craft Beer Shopping List

Craft beer can both satisfy and accentuate every dish on your Thanksgiving table better than any other beverage. It's also perfect for toasting and sharing amongst family and friends. The beers being produced by America's small and independent craft brewers create conversations and can add a new twist to your family meal. more»

Women Shaping the Brewing of Beer

This post profiles women brewers, but be sure to check out part one of this series, “Women Shaping the Business of Beer” which profiles a few of the women working on the business side of the craft beer industry. Women brewers are more»

Women Shaping the Business of Beer

Here are a few of the women who are taking leadership in the business of craft beer. Whether they’re managing employees, handling client relations, helping set up and promote big community events, or—more likely—a combination of all of the above, these women are helping the beer industry thrive. more»

Brewing for the Planet

Many breweries have recently become aware of the footprint that their businesses have on the planet, and they have taken conscious steps to ensure that their beer production doesn’t hurt the environment—even if it means spending a little extra to find alternatives in the brewing process. more»

12 Brewpubs Putting the Midwest On the Map

There are certain staple dishes that most brewpubs offer, pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni n' cheese, fish and chips and spinach artichoke dip all might come to mind. While those are tasty, if you're looking to try something new and expand your palate, I encourage you to try some of these delicious dishes from brewpubs across the Midwest. more»