Uppers and Downers Coffee Beer Festival returns to Chicago in February.
2016 Uppers & Downers beer and coffee festival in Chicago.
Sometimes you plan for things in life, and sometimes you get thrown into the deep end, head first. Such is the story of Goshen Coffee in Edwardsville, Illinois, a small town located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. Every morning for eight years, entrepreneur Jay Beard was at the door of 222 Artisan […]
And so it was that on January 25th, 2015 I flew from Portland, Oregon (a coffee and beer mecca) to Chicago, Illinois (also a coffee and beer mecca) for the first-ever Uppers & Downers Festival of Coffee Beers. It was cold outside, but inside the warmth of Thalia Hall some 500+ beer enthusiasts gathered for a truly […]
There are many small touches throughout the two-story Rise Coffee, inspired by owner Jessie Mueller’s love of Bohemian decor and crafted by local St. Louis designer Jenny B of Jipsi Boho. The thoughtful design of this space is driven by social inspiration as much as the community of a cup of coffee. Beyond the numerous upcycling […]