My visit to District Brew Yards is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new blog title and content. My greatest passion is street art; therefore, I wanted that to be inclusive in the blog. The next few posts may be heavy on art since I have a lot of cool material to share.
The first thing to grab your attention at the brew yards is the fantastic exterior art by local artists Afrokilla, Mosher, (sub)urban warrior, Anthony Lewellen (aka Antckone), and Jc Rivera. You can find these murals at the rear of the building.
The Taps (40 of them)
I suspect you will get as thirsty as I did taking in this amazing art, so let's move on to the beer. There are three breweries within the collective including Burnt City Brewing, Bold Dog Beer Co., and Around the Bend Beer Co. This is a pour your own venue, which is enjoyable and makes you feel like a bartender as you sample from 40 taps.
I enjoyed everything I tasted, although my favorites were Valhallan Oats Raw Farmhouse Ale and Vanilla Black Pit of Hatred Imperial Stout from Burnt City Brewing, along with Lost Sailor Dark n' Stormy Ale from Around the Bend.
They Have Food!
A food menu is available including slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, and pork belly with numerous side options such as elote and miso-glazed carrots. The brew yards only accepts digital payment, which means no cash or tipping.
I highly recommend checking out District Brew Yards if you haven't already. It's a palatial, immaculate environment offering ideal acoustics, great WiFi, helpful staff, and intriguing beer. This is a place where good people drink good beer!
Tags: (sub)urban warrior, Afrokilla, Antckone, Around the Bend Beer Co, Bold Dog Beer Co, brewery collective, Burnt City Brewing, Chicago, District Brew Yards, Jc Rivera, Mosher, murals, pour your own, street art, West Town