Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Looked at the Chicago version and I was surprised to see Mad Hatter. ....
I think some of the info there is rather dated. I liked Mad Hatter better than you did, but I agree with it's inclusion. Their Dragon's Milk Barrel-Aged Strong Ale, OTOH - mmmm, yummy!
Bell's, you can't get here anymore and I can't recall the last time I saw Grey's sold here - maybe 5-6 years ago?
If you're going to talk about beers that changed the landscape in Chicago, you have to mention two good beers that fell by the wayside in the late 1990s - Chicago Brewing Company (their Big Shoulders was the first Porter I ever had) and Pavichevich Brewing Company, which made Baderbrau, probably the first area micro.