Home Beer Goose Island brewer runs in Chicago Marathon

Goose Island brewer runs in Chicago Marathon

Tim Faith promotes a running culture within the beer industry.
SHARE
CATEGORIES: Beer   Beer Runner  

Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 3.33.43 PM

Last year, I literally almost ran into Goose Island innovation brewer Tim Faith at the Chicago Marathon.

Faith crossed the finish line in a fitting 3 hours and 12  minutes while wearing bib number 312. Goose Island is a sponsor of the marathon, and Faith hoisted a can of his employer’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale for the photos seconds after he crossed the finish line.

Prior to joining Goose Island two years ago, Faith worked for and was sponsored by New Holland Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Faith promised (and delivered) top 3 finishes in his races in exchange for New Holland providing race gear and taking care of the entry fees.

“I think my greatest accomplishments are quite recent with a 1:12 half marathon in both Grand Rapids and Holland this fall,” he said in a 2013 Q&A for this blog. “I think that’s an indisputable reflection that the beer is working.”

With the Chicago Marathon coming up this weekend, Faith stars in a new video from Lakeshore Beverage about his journey as an avid runner and a brewer.

“The craft beer community is very accepting of people’s hobbies, and there are characters and personalities,” he says. “So here with Goose Island, it’s been cool to help cultivate the culture to open the doors to more people and have more runners.”

Watch the full video here.

 

Author
Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at] draftmag.com.

Brewery Travels
draftmag.com

Brewery Travels: My Favorite Brewery/Beer from Each State

In my ongoing quest to visit breweries all across this great land, I have now surpassed the 400 mark, and they’ve been spread across 37 states and 175+ cities. To celebrate this landmark, I’ve put together a ‘Special Edition’ of Brewery Travels: A rundown of my favorites in each of the states visited so far.

CATEGORIES: Beer   Feature   Midwest Breweries   Midwest Feature   Northeast Breweries   South Breweries   Travel   West Breweries  

draftmag.com

Why a Miller Lite Was the Best Beer I’ve Ever Had

I’ve worked in craft beer for nearly five years now. I’ve had the fortune to try some truly amazing brews: Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Supplication? I’ve got one in my mini-fridge. The reason I’m telling you this is because I want to frame my statements here properly. I’ve had good beer, trust me. The best beer I’ve ever had, though, was a Miller Lite.

CATEGORIES: Beer   Feature   MIDWEST   Midwest Feature  

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

200 queries in 2.505 seconds.