This Is Hell!
Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
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Michael Roper has been the owner operator of the
Bar in Chicago since he opened it in 1992.
Michael Roper Interviews
Aug 4 2018
On sell-outs and shut-downs in the late-stage craft beer market.
Dec 23 2017
The smokey, sour, confusingly-named year in craft beer.
Aug 5 2017
How craft beer's vertical integration could kill the beer bar.
Dec 17 2016
US beer spills overseas: A 2016 craft beer year in review.
Aug 6 2016
Cider is booming and craft beer investor coups are brewing.
Apr 2 2016
The corporate consolidation of craft beer hits the bar scene.
Dec 19 2015
Mergers, bubbles and buyouts: Reviewing 2015 in craft beer news.
May 30 2015
Craft brew news and a warm beer from the Hopleaf on the other side of the Atlantic.
Jan 17 2015
Craft beer giants stumble under the influence of their own success.