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Eris Brewery & Cider House Review

Location: 4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641 Website: https://www.erischicago.com/ Phone: 773-943-6200 Established: February 2018 Distribution? Yes Type: Brewpub Tours: Yes Untapped Link: Here Summary: Eris Brewery and Cider house offers rotating seasonally inspired ciders and beers, as well as a robust brunch and dinner menu. It’s a great spot to meet up with friends since there’s…

The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Beer

Hello brew crew! I used to chuckle at the thought of non-alcoholic (“NA”) beer and ignored it. It was easy to do so – there were not many options available in the U.S. and most were substandard substitutes for mass produced American lagers. Now, I’m not getting any younger, and my health is a much bigger…

Dovetail Brewery Review

  Location: 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 Website: http://dovetailbrewery.com/ Phone: 773-683-1414 Established: 2016 Distribution? Yes Type: Brewpub Tours: Yes Untapped Link: Here Summary: If you’re thirsty for some traditional German beers without the 10 hour flight, Dovetail Brewery is a great spot to check out in the city. They boast traditional German style beers that…

Get Beer Delivered With Our Virtual Beer Tasting Class!

Get Beer Delivered With Our Virtual Beer Tasting Class! Exciting news: as an optional addition to our standard Bring Your Own Beer virtual tastings, we’ve partnered with one of the very best craft beer stores in Chicago, The Beer Temple. They will send you mixed 4-packs that pair with our Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting Class!…

Virtual Holiday Beer Tastings🎄🍺

Book a Virtual Holiday Beer Tasting Class for your Holiday Party! Thankfully, 2020 is drawing to a close, and the holidays are fast approaching. But how to best celebrate the holiday season in a safe, joyful way? Whether you are part of a corporate team, entertaining clients, or organizing something for friends and family, we’ve…

Best Oktoberfest Beers in Chicago

No matter where you are, you can celebrate by drinking delicious oktoberfest-style lagers. While we’ve been recently tasting the classic Spaten Ur-Marzen on our Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting Classes, many local craft breweries brew some great season suds. In no particular order, here are some of our Chicagoland favorites: Fruhauf by Pollyanna Brewing Company As…

Oktoberfest Fun Facts

Hello brew crew!Early October marks the end of the annual Oktoberfest celebrations held every year in Munich, Germany. While not taking place this year due to the COVID-crisis, there are still plenty of delicious marzens and festbiers available for us to consume. We’ve recently been incorporating these styles into our Virtual Hoppy Hour Beer Tasting Class along…

Around The Bend Beer Co. Review

Basics:  Location: 417 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 [map] [Note: it is located in the District Brew Yards shared brewery space.]  Website: http://atbbeerco.com Phone: (773) 295-1270 Established: 2016 Distribution? Yes Type: Brewpub Tours: No Untapped Link: Here Summary: Located in one of the most unique taprooms in city in District Brew Yards, Around the Bend offers solid beers mixed…

ALULU Brewery and Pub Review

Address: 2011 S. Laflin St., Chicago, IL 60608 [map] Website: http://www.alulubrew.com/ Phone: (312) 600-9865 Established: 2017 Distribution? No Type: Brewpub Tours: No Untapped link: Here Summary: Like some of Chicago’s more gastronomy-focused brewpubs, the soul of ALULU is in the pairing its beers with food. With 20 house beers on tap, there is something for everyone. History: ALULU opened…

All Rise Brewing Co. Review

Location: 235 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 [map]; attached to the Cobra Lounge Website: https://www.allrisebrewing.com Phone: (312) 226-6300 Established: 2015 Distribution? No Type: Brewpub Tours: No Untapped Link: Here Summary: Attached to The Cobra Lounge, a well-known music venue, bar, and restaurant in the West Loop, All Rise Brewing Co. offers 12 different rotating beers in a…

Aleman Brewing Company Review

Location: 3304 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 Website: https://www.alemanchicago.com Phone: (812) 340-4198 Established: 2013; contracted brewed first and opened own brewery in 2016 Distribution? Yes Type: Distribution only Tours: No Untapped Link: Here Summary: An inclusive brewery founded on the city’s northwest side, Aleman Brewing brews many different ale styles rather than focusing on or being known…

Chicago Brewery Guide

We have an excellent beer scene in Chicago, anchored by numerous innovative breweries of all sizes. Below is a list of all Chicago breweries. Last updated June 2020; email [email protected] to update information. Regarding the COVID-19 crisis, breweries (and bars and restaurants) need your support now more than ever. You should check and see if…

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