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Bob Skilnik | Bob Skilnik, beer historian, Beer & Food: An American History, Jefferson Press, ISBN: 0977808610, book, alumnus of Chicago's Siebel Institute of Technology, the oldest brewing school in the U.S., evolution of American beer and its eventual pairing with food, homebrewed, National Prohibition

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Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

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CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States ‘Beer Nutrition Czar.’ President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer’s historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won’t be able to resist saying ‘more taxes’ and ‘beer’ in the same sentence).

Chicagoland Beer Author Returns to WGN Radio, Rolls Out More Book Signing Dates


CHICAGO, Ill. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After wrapping up a recent appearance at the Goose Island brewpub, book signings in suburban Riverside and Hinsdale, and a nod in the Chicago Tribune, Bob Skilnik, author of ‘BEER: A History of Brewing in Chicago’ (ISBN 1569803129) readies for a second appearance on WGN Radio.

Chicago’s Still A Beer-Drinking Town


CHICAGO, IL – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While libraries are filled with scores of books about Chicago’s colorful history, few acknowledge the political, social, and economic impact of the city’s once powerful brewing industry. When the Haas & Sulzer Brewery opened its doors in 1833, the town’s population of only 200 managed to guzzle down its first year’s output of 600 barrels in record time. Chicago was on its way to becoming the beer-drinking town that it is today, says Bob Skilnik, author of the just-released ‘BEER: A History of Brewing in Chicago.’