The story of

How It Began

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Crafted started with a couple of friends from Tinley Park who wanted to share their love for Beer with as many people as they can. Denver and Dan have been friends for over 20 years and have evolved from drinking their first Icehouse together to now enjoying many different styles of Craft Beer. Crafted was founded on a hot summer day of August 2016, but was really solidified when Denver took Dan to Festival Of Barrel Aged Beers (FOBAB) in November 2016. Denver previously introduced Dan to the social enthusiasm that the craft beer drinkers displayed at a similar event that he attended in the spring of 2015, Dark Lord Day. Dark Lord Day 2015 was the day that Denver learned that trying craft beer was more than something you do on vacation. His sister and now brother-in-law convinced him to stand in a line at 6am on a rainy cold April weekend. Standing there in that line soaked, sleepy, and cold he was handed a Dixey Cup no bigger than a shot glass. He was really taken back by what happen while standing in line waiting to get into 3 Floyds annual festival; every time his tiny cup was empty some random stranger stopped by to share some of the greatest tasting beers he ever had. He was hooked into the craft beer world and the social sharing of craft beer. Later that year at FOBAB, Dan experienced that same feeling. Shortly thereafter, Denver and Dan began the adventure of starting to share that same feeling daily at Crafted.

Denver Worker: Founder & Owner
Dan Rusnak: Founder & Owner
Ashley: Social Media Manager & Craft Ambassador

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