11-15-22 Tonight we’re headed to Illinois to talk with Luke Goucher and Carson Souza, proprietor and head brewer/meadmaker at Obscurity Brewing and Mead.

Obscurity Brewing and Mead was founded 6 years ago, and has been open for the last 2.5 years, with Obscurity Mead Hall being open for about 1.5 years.

The brewery side is a brew pub in Illinois that features would class Beer, BBQ, and Braggots. They focus on making the best product they can.

The Mead Hall is a small niche tasting room with production. They specialize in ciders, still meads, sparkling session meads, and pyments. Or basically anything they can get weird with.
Luke Goucher is a real estate tycoon, restauranteur, and commercial banker with the absolute love and passion for mead and craft beer. He is an alumni of Augustana University. Luke grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. It’s his visionary sight that brought along Obscurity as well as many other things. Father and husband, he never sleeps trying to see the bigger picture.
Carson Souza grew up in New Jersey and went to college for music. But he never left food and beverage the whole time. He’s been a commercial brewer for the last 15 years on and off. Luke actually got him fermenting mead. His passion grew from there.

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