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Old 01-11-2011, 03:36 PM   #11
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goose island?

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #12
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There's a little place in Geneva called Stockholm's that's not bad:
http://www.stockholmsbrewpub.com/

I can't speak much for their food one way or the other, but the beers I've had there aren't bad. Come to think of it, it's been a good long while since I've been there (which is kinda lame because it's about 3 blocks from me...).

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Old 01-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #13
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Piece on Milwaukee Ave in the Wicker Park area of Chicago makes some great brews. Try the Worryin' Ale. Their pizza is mighty fine too.

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Old 01-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #14
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Piece on Milwaukee Ave in the Wicker Park area of Chicago makes some great brews. Try the Worryin' Ale. Their pizza is mighty fine too.
+1 to Piece, but its been really busy the times I've been there. I enjoy the Goose Island off of Clybourn too (plus there's a Binny's next door!)

I'll have to check out the Haymarket this spring.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #15
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Although I haven't been to Two Brothers in Warrenville (I have a feeling that would be high up on the list as I've heard great things) here is my top 5 brewpubs in Chicago.

1) Piece
2) Revolution Brewery
3) Half Acre
4) Moonshine
5) Goose Island

There are lots of brewpubs in the burbs but I just haven't been to too many of them, Walter Peytons, Emmets, Taylor Brewing Co, Rock Bottom to name a few!

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #16
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A hint on Half Acre, you can go to their store and tasting area anytime, but if you want a tour you better get a ticket now. I'm scheduled on a tour for May of 2012 because it's booked up until then.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:28 AM   #17
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Just read their blog and wow, they are booked on tours for the next 13 months. That's just crazy.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:20 AM   #18
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Just read their blog and wow, they are booked on tours for the next 13 months. That's just crazy.
I can't help but think they might be intentionally restricting the tour to once a week to drum up stuff like this to get publicity. Any brewery that does tours could do one tour a week and end up with a 13 month wait list.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:49 PM   #19
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I stopped in Haymarket Brewery Saturday. Good beers! Either eight or ten of their own, and more guest taps.
Pete Crowley was there, and got a chance to talk with him for a bit. Very nice guy! The guy sitting next to me was a home brewer, too, and Pete spent some time talking to us, and gave us samples of a couple of beers, including one that they hadn't even debuted yet!

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Old 07-01-2011, 05:20 PM   #20
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Although I haven't been to Two Brothers in Warrenville (I have a feeling that would be high up on the list as I've heard great things) here is my top 5 brewpubs in Chicago.

1) Piece
2) Revolution Brewery
3) Half Acre
4) Moonshine
5) Goose Island

There are lots of brewpubs in the burbs but I just haven't been to too many of them, Walter Peytons, Emmets, Taylor Brewing Co, Rock Bottom to name a few!
Just thought I'd mention I went to two brothers for their annual "Hop Juice Festival" and beer was fantastic, picked up a case of their black hop juice. Wish I got 2. They sold out in 4 hours. I smell a competition abrewing with DLD.
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