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Old 04-21-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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I am going to be in Chicago tomorrow night. I have had a few excellent beers from Goose Island so was thinking of having dinner at their brewery. Is there a better brewery I should visit?

How about beers unique to the midwest, what should I pick up to take home and where should I shop for a unique selection? I am flying into MDW and staying downtown.

I appreciate any local help to make the most of my 23 hours in Chicago.

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I'd recommend Revolution Brewing


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Revolution and Half Acre. I'll give you my address so feel free to ship me some Akari Shogun. If you have the time and chance, head south a bit and hit up 3 Floyd's


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Revolution and Half Acre. I'll give you my address so feel free to ship me some Akari Shogun. If you have the time and chance, head south a bit and hit up 3 Floyd's
I wish I had thought ahead and I could have packed up some rare San Diego Beers and brought out care packages for some Midwest HBTers. Unfortunately my boss waited until the last moment for this trip.
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Goose Island got me into craft brew, so they will always have a soft spot in my heart. But yeah, as others have said above, Revolution is where I'd go.

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I really like Goose Island Clybourn, and go there more often than anywhere else in the city (the 20% AHA discount on food and drink helps). You wouldn't go wrong with the other places people are suggesting though.

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Also, Haymarket is close to downtown.

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Will you have a car? Blow off work and go to three floyds for lunch.

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Will you have a car? Blow off work and go to three floyds for lunch.

No car but can do lunch tomorrow and dinner. May be back in two weeks, will get a car and do three Floyd's then. Turns out my co worker does not drink beer so gonna have to make it easy to get to.
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+++ 1 on Revolution & Half Acre. For a great meal w/ a great beer selection try HopLeaf.


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