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mpkiser
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mpkiser

Member, Male, from Illinois

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
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    http://www.goodbeerhunting.com
    Location:
    Illinois
    Michael Kiser, writer, photographer and industry strategist

    I grew up working in restaurants and factories, studied fine arts and poetry at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and worked in design and innovation as a consulting strategist for seven years on everything from consumer electronics, to consumer packaged goods, to service design for companies like Nike, Samsung, HP, Caterpillar and The Department of Defense. Now I put all this to work in the craft beer industry, helping breweries large and small plan their product portfolios, develop compelling brands, and connect with their most important audiences.

    Originally from Pennsylvania, I'm one of the lucky ones that always had a craft beer in Yuengling Lager — or as we call it back home: lager. Since moving to Chicago almost 10 years ago, I've been fortunate to see the nation's craft beer movement explode first-hand. Few cities in the country have the range in beer styles, rich brewing history, and sheer determination to work hard and build an industry like Chicago does. And I get to document this radical transition and help export its culture around the world.

    I've been all over the US, to craft-centric places like Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Boulder. I've been back east to Philadelphia, Tampa, Atlanta, and New York City. And I've been all over the Midwest, up into Wisconsin and Minnesota, west into Illinois proper, and I've worn a path to Michigan and back more times than I can count. I've also been overseas in search of great beer experiences, most recently Portugal, South Korea and Sweden where a completely different set of circumstance and influences create unique craft beer cultures we'd barely recognize, but have certainly inspired.

    I hope you join me on the hunt.

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