Category: Chicago Breweries

Deep Wood Series Summer Release

My summer just got better, thanks to Revolution Brewing. It isn’t easy to find my favored style, big stouts, during the warm months. Revolution’s Deep Wood Series kicked off on July 21st, featuring three impressive beers – Thundertaker, Lumberstruck, and Coconut Deth. Thundertaker is an Imperial Rye Stout. This beer is a collab with Binny’s,... Read more »

A howling good time!

A  howling good time!
I don’t recall ever spending Halloween in the Loop, as I have always celebrated in Boystown. I wanted to do something different after seeing ads about Arts in the Dark. I ended up being downtown most of the weekend and experienced a fang-tastic time. I had three goals — eat, drink, and be scared. Parade... Read more »

So hoppy to be back!

So hoppy to be back!
My first trip to DryHop Brewers was during the last Pride Parade before the pandemic exploded. I had a beer while waiting for a friend, but I couldn’t take it all in given the festivities and the number of people inside. I stored this brewery in the back of my mind, as I was impressed by the beer I drank... Read more »
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Where Chicagoans drink beer

Where Chicagoans drink beer
I’m wildly excited that Chicago has fully opened back up (YAY!). So, I decided to get nosey and ask some local Instagrammers where they like to drink beer. First of all, I commend several of them for saying they gave up alcohol. Those who still imbibe were more than willing to share some of their... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Artsy patio at Pilot Project Brewing

Patios are the place to linger during these peculiar times and one of the best ones out there is at Pilot Project Brewing. It’s brimming with art, spread out nicely, and faces Milwaukee Street for some great people-watching. And, like the beer, the art is ever-changing, which continues to spark my interest.  They also brew... Read more »