As more & more microbreweries sprout up in Chicago, we are back to help you choose the best ones. They generally offer tours, samples, taste tests, and souvenirs; so take into consideration that you have many options, here’s to your best hop-infused choices….
Half Acre Brewing Company: Nestled in the Northcenter neighborhood, Half Acre offers tasty beer as well as a perfect microbrewery display. Take a tour on any Saturday at 11am for only $10 (cash only), included are samples, and a pint glass. Tours do sell out, so contact them in advance: 773) 248-4038 | firstname.lastname@example.org, we recommend The Gossamer Golden Ale, 4257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Revolution Brewing is located in Logan Square, right next to some other really great nightlife spots (check out delicious cocktails at The Whistler), their Anti-Hero IPA is a pale ale force to be reckoned with, and stands as one of the better IPA’s in a city that is becoming filled with them. In addition, this brewing company also serves up a great cheeseburger! bar & grill location: 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. For information regarding complimentary tours, click here.
Piece Pizza doubles as a stellar pizza place and an exceptional brewery all in one over in Wicker Park. Try the Golden Arm (German Style Kolsch Bier) and catch a sports game on one of their many tvs. Or savor the smokiness of their Porter, Big Black Mariah and sign up for their 9pm karaoke on Thursday evenings. You can even buy a growler (64 ounces) if you really like one of their brews for $16. 1927 W North Ave.
Goose Island Brewery still stands as the iconic microbrewery of Chicago. If you haven’t had the famous 312 urban wheat ale, then you must order one ASAP. With Brewpub locations in both Lincoln Park or Wrigleyville, the brewery has made an impact on both beer & dining. Read more about your potential visit here and sample a Chicago favorite. We recommend visiting the older Clybourn location at 1800 N. Clybourn.