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Hickory Creek Brewing owner Gary Meyer pours a glass of Lemonade Stand, a seasonal summer shandy. Photo by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media
Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor
5:00 am CDT August 2, 2019

For over 30 years, New Lenox resident Gary Meyer has brewed beer in his kitchen and laundry room.

In the 1980s, he bought his first set of brewing equipment and ingredients and the rest is history. Meyer became a member of several home brew clubs where guys would get together once a month, share their beer with one another, exchange feedback and head back home to make adjustments, as needed.