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Old 02-21-2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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Three Floyds' in nearby Munster, IN (about 20-30 minutes south east of Chicago, IL) is an absolute must. Apart from their own great beers on tap they have a really extensive selection on tap from other breweries around the country and a really diverse bottle selection as well. There's a lot of beers there that you can't get anywhere other than Three Floyds, most being collaborations between Three Floyds and other American breweries.

If you go for dinner, be sure to sit in the bar for the projection screen showings of old Kung-Fu and Chinese sci-fi flicks. The place has A LOT of character.

Oh yeah, and the food is just as good as the beer too.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:32 PM   #12
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I'm a big fan of Goose Island. Great beers, food's pretty good. Piece has a good rep, but I've been told it attracts a younger (Early-Mid 20's), college sports, loud crowd. There's also Flossmoor Station, in the south 'burbs. There are also a couple of amazing neighborhood bars on the Northside that specialize in Belgians.

I had the ribeye sliders at the store on Clark before a Cubs last summer. They were great!!!!!

The guys that go with me to the Cubs games hate BMC, so Goose Island is a good choice.

What are the names of the bars on the northside that specialize in Belgians?

Can you get to them on the "L"?
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Revolution Brewing just opened up a couple weeks ago


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2323 N Milwaukee Ave; Chicago, IL; 60647
Have you been to Revolution yet?

Please post a review when you try it out if you haven't already.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #14
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Have you been to Revolution yet?

Please post a review when you try it out if you haven't already.
Haven't been yet. Planning on trying to get there later in the week.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #15
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I had the ribeye sliders at the store on Clark before a Cubs last summer. They were great!!!!!

The guys that go with me to the Cubs games hate BMC, so Goose Island is a good choice.

What are the names of the bars on the northside that specialize in Belgians?

Can you get to them on the "L"?
One of them is HopLeaf:

http://hopleaf.com/
the Berwyn stop of the Red Line is a 6-block walk or transfer to the #92 Foster bus when you get out of the el station.

The other one is The Map Room:

http://www.maproom.com/

It's about the same distance, from the Blue Line Western stop.

FWIW, I was at the Clybourn Goose Island a couple of weeks ago, and they're featuring a cask-conditioned Belgian-style that is AMAZING! It's called La Deuxieme.
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+1 on Goose Island and Hop Leaf. Those two establishments enhanced my graduate school years in Chicago!

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Two Brothers Brewing in Warrenville has excellent beer and food. The tour is free on Satudays and they give you free tastings.

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Have you been to Revolution yet?

Please post a review when you try it out if you haven't already.

I went there last weekend. It was a good tour, very informative. It's a husband and wife running the place, they take you through their brewing process and give you a few samples of their latest beers. It lacked a lot in atmosphere though, not as interesting as some of the other breweries in Chicago (mainly Goose Island and Half Acre).
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