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(ABC7 Chicago)   Non-alcoholic brewery to open in Naperville, IL next spring, go out of business by next fall   (abc7chicago.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 4:53:40 PM  
Naperville, huh?
 
2021-12-02 6:29:20 PM  
yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

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2021-12-02 6:50:56 PM  
"Owner and founder Joe Chura joined ABC7 to talk about what classifies a beer as non or low alcohol and why he picked Naperville to open the tap room."

wuall okie then, watching this video seems an excellent use of my time!

/wanders off to drink beer
//mmm, Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald
///until it's gone forever
 
2021-12-02 6:53:34 PM  

tintar: "Owner and founder Joe Chura joined ABC7 to talk about what classifies a beer as non or low alcohol and why he picked Naperville to open the tap room."

wuall okie then, watching this video seems an excellent use of my time!

/wanders off to drink beer
//mmm, Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald
///until it's gone forever


yeah, i didn't watch it either. if someone does, please tell me "why he picked naperville!" because it's a mystery why he thinks there is a demand for "near beer" there.
 
2021-12-02 6:55:25 PM  
Naperville people are weird.  It is probably a front for some sick swinger's club where everyone wears jean shorts.  Really, they are weird people.  I avoid Naperville.
 
2021-12-02 7:05:03 PM  

luna1580: kinderbeer


mmm kvass
 
2021-12-02 7:11:44 PM  
Meh. I enjoy the occasional non or low alc beer now and then. There are times when I don't want to get lit/can't get lit/shouldn't get lit but I still enjoy the taste of beer, especially with some foods.
I don't have an issue with this.

That said:

tintar: wuall okie then, watching this video seems an excellent use of my time!


Exactly, didn't watch it either. Got better things to do after my short break.
I don't watch videos in general (prefer to read).
 
2021-12-02 7:50:43 PM  
i found a non-video source:

https://thesouthern.com/business/illinois-first-nonalcoholic-brewery-to-open-in-naperville/article_c1282c08-08b1-5b78-a4b8-a8e22c6b95cd.html

and i googled owner joe chura. apparently he had a long career with ford motors, rising from assembly line worker to owning dealerships. then he started some kind of digital ad platform related to all that:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/forddirect-selects-dealer-inspire-preferred-110000506.html

and somewhere along the line, he sold his businesses becoming a multimillionaire and then he lost 50lbs:

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https://legionathletics.com/muscle-for-life-episode-770-joe-chura-interview/

and now he thinks there is a market for non-alcohol brew amongst health nuts. really.

well if i'm about to imbibe something that looks, tastes, and smells like craft beer i'm aware it's going to contain calories. and some of them had better be from alcohol!

most alcohol free beers have 40-90 calories for 12 ounces, but people don't go out to the craft brewery because they're on a diet!

and he's gonna offer real beer and cider from the other joints now on the street. if he makes any money at all it will be selling that shiat, not his "near beer" passion project.

this is just some nouveau riche guy who wants to wants to drink 40 calorie brews to stay slim, so he's opening an entire business for that. because he can. so i guess it's very naperville after all.
 
2021-12-02 8:00:04 PM  

luna1580: and somewhere along the line, he sold his businesses becoming a multimillionaire and then he lost 50lbs:


He also seems to have lost five to six inches in height.
 
2021-12-02 8:36:35 PM  

luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

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They should try Wheaton.

I wonder if Solomon Oath will release a special beer to celebrate their new neighbors?

Their Oktoberfest was fantastic this year, but sadly someone stole 2 off every six pack I saw at Woodman's.
 
2021-12-02 9:07:05 PM  

luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

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As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.
 
2021-12-02 9:08:14 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Naperville people are weird.  It is probably a front for some sick swinger's club where everyone wears jean shorts.  Really, they are weird people.  I avoid Naperville.


Ahem I am a little weird.

But I ain't wearing Jorts
 
2021-12-02 9:26:45 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Naperville people are weird.  It is probably a front for some sick swinger's club where everyone wears jean shorts.  Really, they are weird people.  I avoid Naperville.


Hey now, we're all pretty social in the Western Suburbs.

Except Geneva, yuck. What is wrong with those people?
 
2021-12-02 9:46:47 PM  

Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.


i swear we may IRL know each other......
 
2021-12-02 9:52:03 PM  

luna1580: Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.

i swear we may IRL know each other......


I didn't do it! It was a small fire!

You'd have to be very young when I left Naperville/ Gurnee or were visiting Makanda or any of the towns in Shawnee National when I was hiking through. But I did spend a week in Makanda in 2012.

I was the weird dude that was camping in front of someone's house (with permission..  think his name was Jason) and drinking beer with the hippies out in front of the boardwalk at night.
 
2021-12-02 9:53:00 PM  

Axeofjudgement: luna1580: Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.

i swear we may IRL know each other......

I didn't do it! It was a small fire!

You'd have to be very young when I left Naperville/ Gurnee or were visiting Makanda or any of the towns in Shawnee National when I was hiking through. But I did spend a week in Makanda in 2012.

I was the weird dude that was camping in front of someone's house (with permission..  think his name was Jason) and drinking beer with the hippies out in front of the boardwalk at night.


I was also published in the Goreville Gazette during that hike!

Hehe... Goreville is a great name
.
 
2021-12-03 5:40:04 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Naperville people are weird.  It is probably a front for some sick swinger's club where everyone wears jean shorts.  Really, they are weird people.  I avoid Naperville.


That's very specific... But I can believe it.
 
2021-12-03 8:14:19 AM  
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Athletic Brewing opened here in my town and has been thriving. Rave reviews, massive distribution. They just opened a second facility on the other coast. So there IS a market for good-tasting, quality non-alcoholic beer.

Honestly, it's... ok. I'd drink it if I had to, but will stick with the real thing.
 
2021-12-03 8:27:05 AM  

luna1580: tintar: "Owner and founder Joe Chura joined ABC7 to talk about what classifies a beer as non or low alcohol and why he picked Naperville to open the tap room."

wuall okie then, watching this video seems an excellent use of my time!

/wanders off to drink beer
//mmm, Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald
///until it's gone forever

yeah, i didn't watch it either. if someone does, please tell me "why he picked naperville!" because it's a mystery why he thinks there is a demand for "near beer" there.


My sample size of the town is a guy I knew in college.  He and the rest of his family were heavy boozers.
 
2021-12-03 1:15:43 PM  

Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.


One of my classmates at the Siebel Institute opened a non-alcoholic brewery in Madrid, Spain. There I can see the logic, as tapas hopping is an unavoidable part of the culture even for non drinkers.

Naperville... Not so much.
 
2021-12-03 2:59:00 PM  
Hey! I can stop at the Ikea and Cheddar's Grill for a bite to eat on the way home from that dreadful suburb and not be drunk enough to drive the family home.

Awesome!
 
2021-12-03 7:17:39 PM  
aaand... now getting a kick 'cos a vodak+gin distillery opened up a lounge just down the road from us. this is perhaps the most exciting NE Phila sayof in literally years.

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/they still don't got nibbles yet but they tryin'
//great now I have to dig nice clothes out the closet every time we go there
///nah I ain't really mind that part, makes me feel fancy
 
2021-12-03 7:25:12 PM  

Bukharin: Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.

One of my classmates at the Siebel Institute opened a non-alcoholic brewery in Madrid, Spain. There I can see the logic, as tapas hopping is an unavoidable part of the culture even for non drinkers.

Naperville... Not so much.


as any poor uni student will tell you,
BYO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalimotxo is the way.

/or at least my friends did
//good lord is that stuff ever foul
///but what else ya gonna drink
 
2021-12-03 7:27:39 PM  

Petite Mel: [westfaironline.com image 600x406]
Athletic Brewing opened here in my town and has been thriving. Rave reviews, massive distribution. They just opened a second facility on the other coast. So there IS a market for good-tasting, quality non-alcoholic beer.

Honestly, it's... ok. I'd drink it if I had to, but will stick with the real thing.


I've had those, they are perfectly acceptable to quaff.
 
2021-12-04 12:45:14 AM  

tintar: Bukharin: Axeofjudgement: luna1580: yeah i don't see this working. that's my home town and it's not like a hotbed of religious teetotalers or something. chicagoland is fond of drinking to get drunk. "kinderbeer" is not a normal part of american culture, at least not in the chicago burbs. and i'll bet you still have to be 21 to buy the drinks.

quincy is a damn short street, so no matter the exact address they're strategically opening their "no booze brews" between a real brewery, a cidery, and a dispensary......and some car dealerships.

[Fark user image image 850x434]

As a Naperville native. . Let me laugh harder at this NA Brewery. Place has definitely changed though since my childhood. I visited on occasion, some of my best young memories involve the Riverwalk.

I'm sorry too many places to wine and dine and get good beer.

One of my classmates at the Siebel Institute opened a non-alcoholic brewery in Madrid, Spain. There I can see the logic, as tapas hopping is an unavoidable part of the culture even for non drinkers.

Naperville... Not so much.

as any poor uni student will tell you,
BYO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalimotxo is the way.

/or at least my friends did
//good lord is that stuff ever foul
///but what else ya gonna drink


LadyBuk drinks that... I donno why.
 
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