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Like an adult in a beer store, I awed at the dust-free environment that glistened with what seemed like miles and miles of gleaming pipes, palettes of glorious kegs, an endless sight of beautiful hardware and, maybe the best part, the sweet, sweet stench of beer being made. And what a beautiful sight it was.  Join me in my exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's newest beer mecca. Welcome to Lagunitas Chicago

A Treasure Map of Chicago’s Best Breweries

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:00 AM by Jessi Langsen

Is there a beer-shaped hole in your weekend schedule? I have a map for that. It's an adventure that will point you toward the best local brews in the city - a worthwhile mission if you choose to accept it.

As one who is friendly with several self-identified beer nerds, it's come to my attention that Chicago is home to some of the finest ales in all the land. So much so that I very easily drafted a few of them for two afternoons that sent us to some of Chicago's best neighborhoods. We went looking for beer and we found it. A lot of it. And life was good.

A Roundup of Chicago Breweries

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:00 AM by Tammy Green

The Craft Brew movement is thriving in Chicago, though it sometimes gets overshadowed with the success of Goose Island Brewery. A glass of 312 and a tour of the facilities at Goose Island (1800 N Clybourn Ave) is a great place to start, but there's so much more to savor in the city.

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