Category: Chicago Breweries

Alulu Brewery - Pilsen's Hidden Gem

Alulu Brewery and Pub is relatively new and an absolute hidden gem in Pilsen. When I heard about it, I was intrigued by the food as much as the beer. Upon arrival, I was immediately drawn to the open-air window and attractive patio. The moment I entered I felt at home with instantaneous acknowledgment from the staff.... Read more »

Fist Bump at Revolution Brewpub

Revolution Brewing produces interesting, top-rate beers and they are one of my favorite breweries. My recent visit to their fine Logan Square establishment was twofold – beer and street art. The brewpub is conveniently located within walking distance to the California blue line stop. The space is warm and inviting, and the tap handles are... Read more »

Pride Parade With a Dash of DryHop Brewers

Another fabulous Pride Parade is in the books! Did you go? I wouldn’t miss it, because we all need more days filled with love, laughter, sparkles, floats, and confetti. The Balloons by Tommy were beyond impressive and one of my parade favorites. http://www.balloonsbytommy.com/ The Pride Parade never disappoints and is a place where you can let... Read more »
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Indoor Beer Garden at Old Irving Brewing

The wow factor was on alert the moment I entered Old Irving Brewing. The venue is chic, spotless, and warehouse-style with extremely affable staff. It was immediately apparent a lot of thought went into the design of the space. Several unique touches were noted with my favorite being the bench and pillows underneath a quote... Read more »

Cop a Squat at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub & Brewery is an energetic, fetching venue that will leave you wanting to return again and again. The West Loop pub has room to move and provides excellent service. They offer a killer food menu (I especially like the Margherita Pizza, Vegan Burger, and Sweet Potato Tots). More importantly, Haymarket offers 23 tantalizing... Read more »

Be Part of the Experiment at Mousetrap

Off Color Brewing’s taproom, Mousetrap, is dressed to impress. I was in awe from the moment I walked through the door. This relatively new space in Lincoln Park is artsy, spotless, and fetching. The bartender, PK, was extremely amiable and let me take my time deciding on which of the many drafts would wet my... Read more »
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Women Getting Crafty in Chicago

I saw an ad in the RedEye for an event entitled “Women in Craft.”  While I wasn’t able to attend, I was intrigued by the title and wanted to learn more. A brief Google search led to a different group unbeknownst to me at the time.  The discovery of Crafty Women Chicago was truly meant... Read more »

Half Acre Goes the Whole Nine Yards

It’s been a minute since I visited Half Acre Beer Company, and it didn’t take long to realize I need to return sooner rather than later. The Lincoln Brewery tap room in the North Center neighborhood was bustling early afternoon on a Thursday, yet the service was top-notch. The venue is sleek, bright, and colorful with... Read more »

Rock a Flight at Empirical Brewery

This industrial style brewery in Ravenswood is your home away from home. It’s spacious, funky, has oodles of board games, and Fido is welcome. The taproom would make an excellent venue for a party or after work gathering due to the open space. Food isn’t available; however, feel free to bring your own or have... Read more »
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