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About Angela Steil

Angela Steil is a Certified Cicerone® and the Grand Rapids Chapter President of Leaders Beverage Consulting, a company based in Chicago, Illinois. In this role she works as a draught technician, writer, consultant, and educator along with her incredible team as they advocate for raising the bar for draught system standards. When not turning wrenches or creating classes, Angela continues to add to her education as she studies for the Advanced Cicerone® exam. In her free time, Angela is best known for enjoying a cigar, scavenging thrift shops, and blowing all of her spending money on cheese. You can connect further and discuss her offered services here: https://leadersbeverage.com/the-team/angela-steil/
Latest Posts | By Angela Steil
Railtown Brewing Company: Laying the Track for Quality Quenchers
2 years ago

Railtown Brewing Company: Laying the Track for Quality Quenchers

By  •  Reviews, West

I’ve been here several evenings, and each time I was greeted with friendly conversation from Justin Buiter and Gim Lee, the owners, a packed bar, and fine beer. Railtown Brewing …
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Pike 51 Brewing Co: Growing Sour Program
2 years ago

Pike 51 Brewing Co: Growing Sour Program

By  •  Reviews, West

Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co. is a small brewery also connected to the Hudsonville Winery in, you guessed it, Hudsonville, Michigan.

It may not have enormous brewing capacity like …
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Sirius clouds ahead: Taking a look at Stormcloud beers
2 years ago

Sirius clouds ahead: Taking a look at Stormcloud beers

Leelanau Pale Ale

6% ABV  •  “An ongoing exploration of local hops from the Leelanau Peninsula. Currently hopped with Empire Orchards Vojvodina hops.”

Oooh! Utilizing the local hops, eh? Glad …
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Cranking up some Cranker’s brews
2 years ago

Cranking up some Cranker’s brews

By  •  Reviews

New Cheerry-O

5.4% ABV  •  18 IBU •  “Light, clean, and crisp brewed with real MI cherries”

Before me sits a clear brew that is burnt orange to reddish amber …
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Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF
3 years ago

Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF

Three days of glorified beer drinking and before you know it the winners have been announced.

Yes, the Great American Beer Festival is a haven for beverage enthusiasts and producers …
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Saugatuck Starburst Wheat
3 years ago

Saugatuck Starburst Wheat

By  •  Reviews

Style: Hoppy Wheat Beer ABV: 4.5% Glassware: Nonic Pint

Appearance: Another hazy wheat beer sits before me. The head is one inch thick and is off white in color with …
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Unruly Cherry Berliner Weisse
3 years ago

Unruly Cherry Berliner Weisse

By  •  Reviews

Style: Berliner Weisse Aged on Tart Cherries ABV: 4% Glassware: Short Stemmed Wine Glass

Appearance: Completely opaque in its cloudiness. It has a fun pink color that reminds me of …
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Rochester Mills Tongue Tied
3 years ago

Rochester Mills Tongue Tied

By  •  Reviews

Style: Saison with Cherries ABV: 5.7% Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Mostly clear beer with just a touch of haziness. The liquid is an orange color on the red side with clear …
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