Tastings Panelist - Adam Vavrick
Beer Director
The Publican
Beer, Cider Judge
For years, Adam ran the Midwest's largest beer department at Binny’s Lincoln Park location. He has become a respected member of the Midwest’s beer community and regularly tastes and evaluates beers for home-brewers to help guide their vision into a solid brew. He's also had his opinion sought by the Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio, among others. When not at beer events or his restaurant, Adam is usually found piddling about with his analog modular synthesizer in the apartment he shares with his wife (who happens to be a roller derby player) and their two cats.

He is current working as the Beer Director for The Publican, a cutting-edge, beer-focused restaurant in Chicago’s lively Fulton Street Market District.
For more about Adam follow him on Twitter @beeradam or visit his website at thepublicanrestaurant.com.