Founder, Marz Community Brewing, Chicago, Illinois
A few years ago, Ed Marzewski was given the difficult task of revamping his mom’s well-worn neighborhood bar, Maria, in Chicago's Southside. He turned the bar into Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar, which currently serves one of the city’s most interesting and eclectic selections of beer, period. The bar's success — and his passion for home brewing — encouraged Marzewski to open his own brewery. Today, Marz Community Brewing isn’t filled with fancy technology or uniformed lab rats; rather, it’s got a few barrels manned by his friends, fellow home-brewing enthusiasts. There’s the Jungle Boogie, a roobois tea–infused variety, or the Bubbly Creek, which gets its signature zing from yuzu fruit. Marzewski also runs Mash Tun Journal, a magazine focusing on all things — what else? — brewing.