(Chicago, IL) — Forbidden Root Brewery, an innovator in craft brewing with its restaurant and brewery located at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago, Illinois, is proud to announce the addition of Nick Williams as head brewer. Williams, a talented brewer from North Carolina, started at Forbidden Root in January. He will continue to oversee the craft beers that Forbidden Root fans know and love and he will work to further the brewery’s evolving offerings.
Williams comes to Forbidden Root with ten years of brewing experience in North Carolina. Most recently, Williams was the head brewer and operations manager at Haw River Farmhouse Ales, where he grew their sour barrel program. Prior to that position, he was head brewer at Weeping Radish Farm Brewery.
“We are very excited to have Nick on the Forbidden Root team,” says Forbidden Root’s Rootmaster, Robert Finkel. “His knowledge and experience will help us strengthen our core beer program plus bring his own unique touch to our brews.”
Williams acted as head brewer and brewmaster at several other North Carolina based craft breweries and brings an extensive background in a brewing a variety of styles.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Forbidden Root family,” says Williams, “and even more so to bring my particular subset of brewing skills to the table with Forbidden Root’s incredible team. Being a big believer in using local, foraged, and even some exotic ingredients, the opportunity to work with a group of people who share similar ideas is fantastic. I believe that the team in place at Forbidden Root has an incredible amount of knowledge and we have an amazing future ahead of us.”
Patrons will be able to meet Nick and try some of his new recipes at Forbidden Root’s Rootiversary Party on Thursday, March 8 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
About Forbidden Root:
Forbidden Root is a craft brewery inspired by nature. Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., it is housed in the former Hub Theater space. The brewery uses traditional ingredients as a base to explore the rich world of wild ingredients and create an exciting range of beers: both familiar and eccentric. Forbidden Root’s year-round beers include: Wildflower Pale Ale (WPA), Sublime Ginger, and Money on My Rind, in addition to several limited releases and pub-only offerings.
Forbidden Root is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. For more information, visit Forbidden Root’s website or follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram at @ForbiddenRoot and Untappd