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Mark Andel has been writing newspaper columns since he began working as a newspaper reporter in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains in the early Nineties. For seven years afterward, he did a weekly column for Chicago’s Northwest Leader and North Loop News. Here is an archive of some of those columns.

Read Mark’s recent forays into beer writing for the Chicago Tribune Metromix - Redeye edition:

Cider Rules: Granny Smit

Extreme Beers: Strange Brew

h Spirits

Get Real (Ale, That Is)

Oktoberfest beers: Gulp Before They’re Gone

Pumpkin Ales: Squash Your Thirst

Stouts With Clout

Think Brew, Not Bread

“Waiter, There’s a Fruit in My Beer”

“Marzen Madness”

“Weiss Is Nice”

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by Mark Andel

Metromix articles online by Mark Andel