ALULU Brewery and Pub Review

on July 8, 2020

 

  • 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 in the Pilsen neighborhood in 2017 with ex-Leopold chef Jeffrey Hedin and now featuring Jason James as head brewer.

Brewpub: The brewpub is eclectic and somewhat hipster-y compared to its more traditional sparse, loft-like brethren; a welcome touch. Featuring greenery that grows in the walls and softer-toned wood, the space is often filled with young residents from the area and feels friendly. The menu, while still containing many classics, is elevated compared to your standard brewpub.

Beer: Beer tends to be a bit more subtle and understated than other breweries, allowing the food to shine through, although not always. Some beers utilize more culinary ingredients; a bit of a trend in Chicago high-end gastropubs. With 20 house beers on draft, there is certainly going to be a favorite for everyone. Seasonally focused.

 

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