The Local Beet: Contributors

Tom Keith

Tom Keith

Tom Keith has been a homebrewer for over 15 years, and a beer drinker for decades prior to that. Professionally, he's a marketing guy for hire, running Thomas Keith & Associates, which at one time included Chicago's late, lamented Golden Prairie Brewery as a client. Since writing for The Local Beet, he has developed a tiny bit of expertise about brewing beers with beet juice.

Posts by Tom Keith:

Mead is the new cider

Chicagoland Brewery Updates

We’re up to 148 top breweries in Chicagoland!

The Local Beet’s Top 148 Breweries in Chicagoland

Smilin’ with the Bros at Smylie Bros.

The Bock Beer Article for Rob

11 shocking things you didn’t know about beer! (It’s a parody, folks.)

Temperance Beer in the city of temperance

We gotcha new Chicago-area breweries … right here … updated, yet!

On Beer Competitions and such

The new brewery list continues to grow …

More new breweries

A Lazy Writeup of Chicago Craft Beer Week

More new breweries added

Local Beer News — 5 Rabbit, Goose Island, and Distributors

Three Floyds Brewery Listened. Thanks, Nick. I owe you a beer.

Chicago’s Pipeworks named World’s Best New Brewery

Beery Best of 2012, & What to Watch for in 2013 — Tap Rooms

Atlas – I didn’t shrug

Why I love Wisconsin (hint: It’s the unique beers)

Letter from Dublin. (No, not the one in Ohio.)

About takin’ a little sumpin’ from FEW Spirits

On being named “scum of the [beer] industry,” and getting serious for a change

Local Beers as an Illiquid Investment

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Dere’s a FEW things we gotta discuss.

An Open Letter to Nick Floyd

Another Local Beet Beer. Be very afraid.

’tis the Season for Local Beers (with an update)

Beer? For Thanksgiving?

5 Rabbit beers are part of a changing beer world

Great American Beers in Chicagoland

Local Beer Collaborations … try one at City Provisions.

Metropolitan Flywheel Bright Lager – Country’s Best Dortmunder/Helles-style beer

August 20. Oak Park will be full of bastards. Beer, that is.

Breaking news: FEW spirits are coming

Chicago breeds Cicerones

Beet Guide to Eating Local (Eastern/Central Wisconsin Edition)

Standing in line for local beer

Kick off Chicago’s Craft Beer Week May 19 Under Glass

Dark Lord Day 2011 (the ultimate local beer event)

Beery Trademark Controversies (partially true)

Bud buying Goose? Maybe not so bad.

Beer Rankings Can Be Boring

Esquire … really? Best beer city?

French beer from Chicagoland? Mon dieu!

The Revolution is Upon Us

Help Me Age This Beer

Don’t Drink That Beer!

Is Chicago becoming a true beer mecca?

Beer? At Thanksgiving?

Chicago’s Afterthought Brewpubs

What happened to Flywheel at Fountainhead

There’s a Shewolf Coming to Chicago

Half Acre and Sam Adams – both “Small Brewers?”

Coming Beery Events, Starting Tonight

It’s Craft Beer Week in Chicago

History of Beer, as explained in Rogers Park

Check out Lunar Brewing

The World Beer Cup is Somewhat Perplexing

The newest Chicago brewery in the Pipeline has Belgian roots.

The World Doesn’t Need “Fermentus Interruptus.”

Great Beer Labels Come from Rogers Park

Big Whup

World’s Best Brewery? It’s Local.

On Being an A** at Revolution Brewing

New Head Brewer at Goose Island Clybourn has a Stellar Background as a Chef

News from New Glarus

I Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Beer Year in Review

Beery Gifts

Witty Beers. And Bud Light???

Western Canada’s Most Popular Beers are Local

Going Soft from Local Drink

Half Acre is Hip – not Flawed Anymore? – REVIEW

There’s More to Bourbannais than the Bears

Yard House Rant

Bierbrand — What do you get when you boil your beer?

Local Beet Beer Finale

You can’t have any of this beer … yet

Bottling Beet Beer

Get out to Heritage Prairie Farm

Beet Beer Update: Gunk

Local Beet Beer Update

Metropolitan Beer, Lager Evangelists

Local Beet Beer

A Visit to the Hopleaf

Mosher on Chicago Tonight

Tasting With The Master


Minocqua: Rice in Beer…That’s Wild!

Beery Respect for Benton Harbor, MI

Why Milwaukee Beer?

Beer Hunting in Greater Milwaukee