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Old 12-11-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Chicago Area Trip(Lunar Brewing and Two Brothers)

Just got back from my trip down to Chicago, or just outside of Chicago, and managed to swing by Two Brothers and Lunar Brewing, both fantastic breweries!!!

Two Brothers Brewery

For some reason, I didn't get a good shot of their giant oak barrels, you can kind of see them in a couple of these, but I didn't get a shot. According to the tour, this is the only brewery that has ordered kegs like this brand new for brewing beer(normally ordered for wine or whiskey makers), and the only thing that has been made in them is beer, more beer, and more beer.....

Making of the wort!!!


Shot of the brewery


Machine, that I can't remember what it was for now, but I do remember thinking cool, I should take a pic of it....


Fermenter!!


That's an Ale Pale for the fermenters blowoff!


Fancy bottler


Another shot of the brewery


Apparently this used to be a dance academy


Bottling/packaging area

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mmmmhhhhh....beeeeerrrrr!!!


Beer & Kegs


Lunar Brewing Co.

I also stopped by Lunar Brewing and managed to get an impromptu tour of the brewery(back room/kitchen). Great beer, they brew it up in back, keg it, and sell it at the bar. You can't buy their stuff in bottles, but it's well worth the trip if you're in the area. Also, be sure to order Michael Anthony's pizza while you're there. The bar tender will hook you up with the menu and they will deliver right to the bar, fantastic pizza!!!

All I had was my cell phone, so these pics aren't quite as good

Cleaning kegs


Fermenters

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I had no idea Two Brothers was in Chicago. I have a six pack of theirs in my basement. Maybe I'll check out that Lunar place next time I'm in the area. Heard they have a new indoor soccer team in Villa Park I want to check out sometime

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I had no idea Two Brothers was in Chicago. I have a six pack of theirs in my basement. Maybe I'll check out that Lunar place next time I'm in the area. Heard they have a new indoor soccer team in Villa Park I want to check out sometime
They're actually just outside of Chicago in Warrenville IL, think it took me about 20-25 min to drive out there from OHare, but that's also somewhat close to where I was going anyway.

And definatley check out lunar, and just trust google maps . Google lists 2 street names for them, but the little pin is in the right place, and my GPS couldn't take the both street names that google gave me.
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