Chef Rick Bayless

Chef Rick Bayless (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / September 9, 2009)

Chicagoist reports: Rick Bayless has signed on with Crown Imports, distributor of Corona and Negra Modelo, to create a craft beer with a Latin twist. 

The decision hasn't come without backlash, however. Bayless has been criticized on Twitter for choosing to team with a national company instead of working with a Chicago-based craft brewery as he has in the past (most notably for his past collaborations with Goose Island).

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