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Flossmoor Station Names New Brewmaster

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 16, 2009 4:00PM

2009_02_shimkos.jpg As many of you know, Matt Van Wyk is leaving Flossmoor Station to become the new brewmaster at Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. In between packing and saying goodbye to loyal customers, Van Wyk has been training his replacement.

Van Wyk is handing over the reins of the brewpub to Bryan Shimkos on February 28. Shimkos' resume includes stints at Rock Bottom brewery downtown, Two Brothers in Warrenville, and most recently Cleveland's Chophouse Brewery and Restaurant. Shimkos also holds a MS in microbiology from UIC and is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology.