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Chicago Craft Beer Week 2017: May 18–25

Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Liz Garibay

Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 18–25) always offers an array of delicious opportunities for thirsty Chicagoans, and this year's schedule is no different. Here is a little intro to the events celebrating local Chicago and Illinois breweries, and some of my top picks for the 2017 #CCBW line-up. See you there!

On a quiet corner of Belle Plaine Avenue in Chicago's North Center neighborhood, beside the Metra tracks, wild, Chicago-born yeast blows in through the third floor window of the acclaimed Dovetail Brewery, magically turning water into some of the best Lambic-style beers in Chicago and beyond.

Chicago Craft Beer Week is in full swing, and while we fully embrace any reason to learn more about our city's craft beers, the truth is you can do it nearly any week of the year. If you're not able to make any of CCBW's events (which run through May 25th), you can always hop on one of these brewery tours.


Beer, glorious beer!  Since our beginnings as the Town of Chicago in 1833, we’ve had a thing for that thing called beer.  It’s almost as if it’s in the water....hey, wait a minute.  But it’s true, Chicago and beer are soul mates and it’s no surprise that Chicago Craft Beer Week actually spans over two weeks.  Beginning tonight, you can participate in eleven days of unique beer-centric events happening throughout the city and suburbs.  I wish I could go to all, but here’s a suggestion for lesser known, not-to-be missed happenings near you.

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