Paying it Forward

July 18, 2016

Our own Neil Byers is paying it forward. Four years after friends at Saugatuck Brewing Company helped him realize his own brewing dream, Neil is helping a local brewer get his start. John Brand plans to open his own craft brewery in the old O’Brien’s Pub a few blocks down Western Avenue from Horse Thief, and needed beer tanks. Neil was upgrading his brewing systems in preparation for a distribution rollout at the end of this year. So they made a deal. Neil sold the eight tanks and delivered them personally on July 11. He chugged down Western on a forklift–transporting one tank at a time, with John walking at his side. Seeing is believing. This is one great case of neighbors helping neighbors in Beverly, on Chicago’s awesome South Side.