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Bob Skilnik

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Skilnik was born in and lives in Chicago.

Biography: Bob Skilnik is a freelance writer and expert on the subjects of beer, brewery history and 'breweriana'. He is the author of ''The History of Beer and Brewing in Chicago-1833-1978'' and The ''History of Beer and Brewing in Chicago, Vol. II''. He is a graduate of the Chicago-based Siebel Institute of Technology, the oldest brewing school in the United States, with a degree in Brewing Technology. He is a former associate editor for the American Breweriana Journal and a contributor to trade journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Chicago Tribunes ''Good Eating'' section. He has appeared on ABCs ''The View'', the Fox News Channels ''Fox News Live'', ESPN2s ''Cold Pizza'' and WTTWs ''Chicago Tonight''.Skilnik says his interests in beer and brewing were cultivated while serving as a German translator in Western Germany for the U.S. Army.

  • Gold Quill and Tankard Award for ''History of Beer and Brewing in Chicago'' in 2000.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Bob Skilnik on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Beer & food :
ISBN: 0977808610 OCLC: 82144074

Jefferson Press, Lookout Mountain, TN : ©2007.

Beer :
ISBN: 1569803129 OCLC: 64596002

Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ : ©2006.

The drink beer, get thin diet :
ISBN: 1410733858 OCLC: 53151017

1st Books Library, [Bloomington, IN] : ©2003.

The history of beer and brewing in Chicago, 1833-1978 /
ISBN: 1880654164 OCLC: 42415892

Pogo Press, St. Paul, Minn. : ©1999-<2001>

The low-carb bartender :
ISBN: 1593372531 OCLC: 55616722

Adams Media, Avon, MA : ©2004.