There’s no doubt that the craft beer revolution is upon us, and is changing the landscape of beer on a weekly if not daily basis. As a craft brewery that’s been around for a decade or so, one might think they've got a pretty good handle on how to make beer and grow their business. But what if you’re both an original craft beer, from the late 1980’s (not called craft beer back then), and also one of the newer craft beers in Chicago… How is that possible?
The story of the old and new of Baderbräu... is how.
But the Baderbräu name suffered another setback in 2002, when Goose Island substituted its brewing for their trademarked “Golden Goose Pils.” It seemed at that point, Baderbräu would be lost forever.
Enter entrepreneur Robert Sama…
After several years of effort Baderbräu is back. Craft beer lovers can once again enjoy the clean smooth taste of the original Pilsener recipe as well as new recipes such as Baderbräu Lawnmower Lager, as featured at the 2014 Binny's ballpark brewfest or Baderbräu Red Velvet.
Brewery Werks were fortunate to spend time with Baderbräu’s director of sales Brian Cooper and Jason Lubovich, who shared the Baderbräu revival story with us. There is truly passion and energy in the revival of this great beer that is sure to once again become a favorite with Chicagoans.