As the brewery and taproom nears completion, Vice District Brewing Co. revealed the identity of its mystery brewmaster – Charlie Davis.
“We wanted to find someone that complemented the passion and creativity that Curtis and I bring to the brewing process,” said Co-owner, Quintin Cole.
Most recently, Davis was the head brewer at North High Brewing in Columbus, Ohio, but he’s no foreigner to Chicago. He has actually influenced many of the beers you’ll find on tap throughout the city. Most notably, Finch’s Secret Stache Stout, a Gold Medal winner in the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship, which was named for his inexplicable ability to grow a mustache while he worked for them in 2012. Additionally, Charlie brings a Silver Medal from the 2011 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers to the table.
“My wife Katie and I are very excited to be back among friends and family. I am extremely excited to come back to my home town and brew beer on this stage,” Davis said. “With all the great places opening in this city, it will be a welcome challenge to keep up with the established greats. It has always been a dream of mine to be recognized for my craft in Chicago, and I can’t wait to bring some quality beer to the people.”
Vice District Owners, Curtis Tarver II and Quintin Cole, couldn’t be happier to bring Davis back to Chicago either.
“Quintin and I are excited combine our talents with Charlie’s. Between the three of us, I think you’ll be seeing quite a few unique beers on tap very shortly,” Tarver said.