Grab a Growler at Motor Row Brewing

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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.

My Visit

I found myself yearning for a brewery that I haven’t been to in a different locale, namely on the south side. A Google search led me to Motor Row Brewing in the historic Motor Row District (hence the name).

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The brewery is in an attractive, landmark building complete with green trim. One would be hard-pressed to miss it at night due to the beer sign illuminated in the second-floor windows. Upon entering, the brewery is at the street level and an elevator will whisk you to the second-floor taproom, which is pet friendly.

A Comfortable, Stylish Taproom

The taproom is smallish but loaded with character including exposed brick and vintage auto images. Food isn’t served; however, you can bring your own (they make it easy for you). There is also an on-site popcorn machine for popcorn lovers.

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Beer Offerings

Motor Row offers eight delectable taps with a variety of styles to choose from. I started with a Speed Demon, which is a limited release Imperial/Double Stout brewed with coffee and cocoa nibs. This is an easy-drinking beer with coffee notes. I went in a different direction with my next beer, choosing a Dry Humor Belgian Honey Blonde. The honey was prominent but not overbearing in this refreshing ale.

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Once this heinous Corona Virus takes flight, check out Motor Row Brewing in person for some tasty beverages and camaraderie. In the meantime, fill up a growler, because beer is necessary now more than ever.

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