Category: Chicago Breweries

A Pipeworks Quarantine Mission

Can we all agree that beer and memes of Lori Lightfoot are saving us at the moment? I’m on a mission to see how many beers I can drink from Pipework Brewing during the Corona Virus quarantine. Thank the beer gods for liquor stores and curbside pick-up. Their beer is so damn good! Pipeworks brews beer... Read more »

Grab a Growler at Motor Row Brewing

During this time of quarantine and self-distancing, there are still ways to help local breweries. I visited Motor Row Brewing before this dreadful crisis kicked in, but let me begin by sharing that the brewery will continue to sell growlers from 12-1 pm Monday through Friday. The staff suggests calling before you head over at 312-624-8149.... Read more »

Get Lost at On Tour Brewing Company

Just when you think you have a handle on all the breweries in Chicago, this terrific brewery unfolds right before your eyes. I stumbled upon it after hitting the Underground Art Market and thrilled that I did.  On Tour Brewing, in the West Town neighborhood, recently celebrated its third-year anniversary. Sunday Funday With Live Music I... Read more »
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Experiment at Pilot Project

I was intrigued by the name when I learned about Pilot Project Brewing through my street art account on Instagram. I saw a post about a phenomenal large-scale mural on the brewery’s exterior wall by local artist Czr Prz and couldn’t wait to check it out. I believe art not only enhances a brewery’s aesthetics, but... Read more »

Halloween, Chicago Style

In my opinion, it doesn’t get any better than Chicago for Halloween, even when Mother Nature *gifts* us with snow. Chicagoans take this holiday seriously and the entertaining North Halsted Halloween Parade is a solid indicator of that.  Off Color Brewing – Mousetrap went all out with their annual Dino S’mores Release/Costume Party. When I... Read more »

A Bevy of Murals and Beer at District Brew Yards

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. Colorful Murals The... Read more »
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Dive in at Local Option

As Joan Jett would say, I love rock ‘n’ roll. Local Option is a solid place to imbibe on first-rate craft beer while listening to legendary soundtracks like Aerosmith. This metal-themed dive bar in Lincoln Park is a great place to play headbanger while salivating over the 25+ unique beers listed on the chalkboard. You would... Read more »

Excellent Beer & Vegan Tamales in Pilsen

A last minute decision to head to Pilsen rewarded me with the discovery of a kickass brewery. It was a beautiful Sunday and I was excited for the stroll, as I also had street art on my mind. Lo-Rez Brewing turned out to be the kind of place where everyone can feel welcome including yogis,... Read more »

Who's Tapping What This Weekend

Who’s tapping what this weekend? Get ’em before they are gone! Hopleaf Bar Hopleaf is tapping some coveted/rare coffee stouts at noon on Sunday, March 31. Monday is April Fool’s Day, so a good day to call in sick perhaps? Mornin’ Latte from Toppling Goliath Coffee Dino S’mores from Off Color Most Important Beverage from... Read more »
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Who's Tapping What This Week

My newest goal is to share weekly unique tappings and/or events at some of my favored establishments. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery Celebrate their 2nd birthday on Friday, March 8th, with special tappings to include: Darkness by Surly (Russian Imperial Stout with a BA rating of 4.48) Lunch by Maine  (IPA with a BA rating... Read more »