With a title like chairman of the party, Josh Deth of Revolution Brewing has a tall order to fill. The Chicago-based craft brewery went from operating solely as a brewpub to opening a brewery for its consumer packaged goods (CPG) business last spring, but the idea of Revolution Brewing began much earlier than that.
Starting out as a novice home brewer, Deth got his start in the beer industry by cleaning kegs for a small brewery in Chicago that is no longer in operation, he says. After that, he got a job at Goose Island Beer Co., which now is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Leuven, Belgium. During his time at Goose Island, Deth thought of the name Revolution for his own craft brewery that he hoped to open one day.