Do Right was founded by Adam Vavrick, Certified Cicerone® & beer raconteur in Chicago in 2019. Cutting his teeth at the iconic Sam’s Wines & Sprits in the late 2000’s, he stayed on with Binny’s Beverage Depot after the buyout in 2009 where amongst other things he created the ubiquitous Black Friday event with Goose Island. Leaving Binny’s in 2015, he went north to Wisconsin to help open Octopi Brewing before heading back to Chicago to run the beer program for The Publican brand of restaurants for One Off Hospitality. During Adam’s tenure at One Off he produced multiple collaboration beers with breweries in the US and one in Germany, taking home the Silver at the Great American Beer Festival with “Pixie Dusted” in collaboration with Firestone Walker.
Adam has been featured on both the Travel Channel and Food Network several times and was bestowed the title “40 under 40 Tastemaker” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2017. His palate is nationally recognized and he has served as a judge for the World Beer Awards and has been a panelist for the Beverage Testing Institute for 10ish years. Often tapped for opinions, hot takes & food pairings by media of all stripes including Forbes, Esquire & Imbibe, Adam has spoken at Cider Summit, The Craft Brewers Conference Wholesaler’s Symposium, Philly Chef Conference and others. Adam also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Brewseum, a non-profit dedicated to sharing the history & culture of beer. Oh, and he’s also an Adjunct Instructor at the Siebel Institute of Technology.
Aside from all the booze stuff, Adam is a project manager at Wax Trax! Records, occasionally fixes synthesizers for very tall drummers & does other music industry related stuff when it feels like the thing to do at the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “How do i get a hold of you?” and the related “How do i get on the inventory email list?”
A: firstname.lastname@example.org is best just due to the sheer volume of inquiries, but if you need an immediate answer to something text me, 773.930.6757
Q: “What’s in your portfolio?”
A: Wolfden Brewing, Afterthought Brewing, Farnum Hill Ciders, Big Drop Brewing, Alesong Brewing & Blending…there’s a lot more….for more detail click that thing over there that says “What We Carry” to see what we carry.
Q: “What’s in stock right now?”
A: A bunch of stuff. Email or Call for a current inventory sheet, which typically gets emailed out on Mondays.
Q: “Will you have product availability/pricing on this website?”
A: Maybe at some point.
Q: “Do you have order minimums?”
A: No. I hated those as a buyer so i don’t do them. If you need one case, you’ll get one case.
Q: “What about Online Ordering?”
A: Maybe, i’m exploring that option. I liked it as a buyer for some things, but not others.
Q: “How are you delivering beer? Running around in your little Honda Fit with the Einstürzende Neubauten sticker on it? Haw Haw Haw!”
A: I’ve partnered with the fine folks at H2Vino for my warehousing & delivery logistics, and they don’t call it a Fit for nothin’.
Q: “Will you do a Hot Drop of (brewery)’s beer?
A: Sure if they want to. Part of the business model is “i don’t care about your brand rights” so it’s low-risk for them. Get in touch if you wanna figure it out.
Q: “Who did your logo?”
A: My friend the incredibly multi-talented Jim Marcus did the logo.
Q: “What does Do Right mean?”
A: I grew up watching Rocky & Bullwinkle and listening to Cabaret Voltaire. It’s also the core ethos: do right by people.
Q: “Why are all your i’s lowercase?”
A: I’ve written this way for as long as i can remember, no sense in stopping now.