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  • Location: 3304 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
  • Website:
  • 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 for one particular type.

History: Nate Albrecht, Josh Bearry, Jim Moorehouse, and Brad Zeller became friends that homebrewed in Chicago’s northwest side. They brewed a coffee IPA they dubbed DayMan after the hit show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It won a beer competition that was judged by the owners of notable breweries Stone Brewing and Two Brothers Brewing Company and beer author Randy Mosher, and the rest is history. Despite the somewhat masculine name, they are an inclusive brewery, including collaborating with industry women on an annual beer called WoMan. They are also known for their handcrafted tap handles.

Beer: The have four year-round offerings: LadiesMan (Wheat Ale), StrongMan (American Strong Ale), SoulMan (Brown Ale), and The Man (IPA). They are all good, but SoulMan is our particular favorite amongst their offerings. They also have various seasonal offerings playing off the “Man” theme.

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