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Nicholas Young

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Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

Hops, Barley, and Business

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Chicago’s craft brewing scene has a rich and deep heritage. Over the last few years, we’ve seen many new breweries pop up: Two Brothers, Arcade, Begyle, and Dry Hop brewing have all grown up in the midwest’s fertile soil. And yet, all of the wonderful beers made here began with Chicago’s original craft brewery, Half Acre.

Here at Dispatch, we’re avid drinkers of Daisy Cutter, Gossamer, and Over Ale: the beers that, just over eight years ago, kickstarted Chicago’s growing beer scene.

Today, Joshua and Nicholas are joined by Matt Gallagher, head brewmaster for this groundbreaking brewery. We chat about everything from the beginning until present day, while sipping on delicious cans of Pony Pilsner.