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Myles Dannhausen

Freelance Writer/ Editor/ Producer

Chicago

Myles Dannhausen

Freelance writer, editor, and documentary producer specializing in features, small business, and sustainability.

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How to Spot a Cow

Bottles of New Glarus Brewing Company's signature beer come off the production line. Soon, all New Glarus bottles will be sourced from Ardagh glass manufacturing plant in Burlington, adding another dimension to the Spotted Cow tagline: Only in Wisconsin. Photo by Andy Manis. Iowa residents are known to drive for hours to buy it.
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For New Glarus, Scarcity Builds a Powerful Brand

When Deb Carey pulled Spotted Cow out of bar coolers and off shelves in Chicago in 2002, distributors told her she was crushing her upstart Wisconsin brewery. Twelve years later, her beer may be as popular as ever in the Windy City, even if you have to drive an hour north to find it. “Distributors and retailers said I was stupid, that I was going to kill my brewery,” says Carey, the outspoken founder of New Glarus Brewing Co. in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
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Beer as an Economic Stimulus

At the heart of most brewery stories is a love of beer and brewing. While Door County Brewing Co. founder John McMahon certainly has that, there’s a more-practical reason he launched his brewery in 2013.
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About

Myles Dannhausen

I'm a freelance writer, editor and video producer and have served on the boards of organizations in family services, the arts, municipal planning, school finance, and youth sports. Still, my most valuable education came as the owner of a bar and restaurant, as a high school basketball coach, and as the news editor for an independent alt-weekly, learning on the job in my hometown.

For the past seven years I've done promotional work for great events in my hometown including the Door County Half Marathon, Door County Beer Festival, Peninsula Century Ride, Door County Pond Hockey Tournament and the Ride for Nature to benefit the Ridges Sanctuary.

I like a good beer, photography, the Green Bay Packers, and a challenge. More than anything I love a great conversation and telling a great story, usually in writing.

I live in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood.

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Skills

  • Documentary Film Production
  • Feature writing
  • Reporting
  • Content management
  • Event organization
  • Event promotion
  • Marketing
  • Social media management
  • Email campaigns
  • Content Strategy