Category: Brewery

Begyle knows my style

Begyle knows my style
How is it that I have never been to “Malt Row” until a couple of months ago? I blame this utter lack of knowledge on the city’s massive number of breweries, but hey, I am not complaining. Imperial Pajamas Coffee Stout Stout releases called my name Begyle Brewing has showcased some impeccable stouts lately, which... Read more »

A day full of masterpieces

Mural by @dredske Milwaukee Avenue had not been the same since Revolution Brewing – Brewpub closed their doors for the winter. The pub reopened on April 7th and I was thirsty! I took a day off from work to celebrate, arriving the moment they opened to secure a prime window seat. I didn’t need a... Read more »

Lo Rez Brewing declares patio season

I discovered Lo Rez Brewing while scoping out the extraordinary Pilsen art scene in 2019. I wrote about them at that time because I was impressed during my visit. The brewery reopened at the end of March, and I had to stop in for a beer on a gorgeous spring day (and share the good... Read more »
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January brews — at home

Dear January, You were mild enough for me to spend some decent moments on my deck while enjoying several commendable stouts. I even managed to get out on a snow day. This is a pretty big stretch and I want you to know I appreciate it. Your generosity allowed me to drink the following while... Read more »

Winter Balcony Series - December

I have felt trapped in my tiny studio apartment and needed a dose of normalcy. My balcony is also pretty compact, but it’s my escape and furnished with two awesome Adirondack chairs. Given that winter is here to stay, I decided it was time to develop some strategies to stay sane and have a little... Read more »

Janesville brought back memories & infused my soul

I follow Wallpapered City on social media, and when I saw they were curating several murals in downtown Janesville, I knew a trip was in order. Mural festivals have been canceled like everything else this year, so I was ecstatic. More importantly, it would renew my family history. Family history Fun fact — Janesville was named... Read more »
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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 »