Originally Posted by GingerbreadMan
Cigar City is phenomenal. We are really fortunate to have such an awarded brewery here in Tampa. Coincidentally I'll be in Chicago in a month or so. Anywhere you would recommend while I'm there? I've had a couple Goose Island brews. I really liked the Matilda and the 312 was OK. Didn't have a chance to go to the brewery though.
If you are going to be in Chicago its a short drive over to Three Floyds. Best beers in the world in my humble opinion.
Revolution Brewing http://revbrew.com/
(They dont distribute, brewpub only, but very good and tasty food)
Half Acre http://halfacrebeer.com/verify.html?continue=/
(Best Chicago brewery in my opinion)
(These guys are brand new, and awesome. Had some of their stuff at Dark Lord Day 2012)
(They do all lagers mostly which I am not a fan of but hey, its there.)
Finch's Beer Company http://www.finchbeer.com/
(Had a few of theirs, not bad)
5 Rabbit http://5rabbitbrewery.com/wp-content...brewery.com%2F
(These guys are out of their minds trying new things, worth a look)
There is also Kuma's Corner, best burger joint in Chicago and easily one of the best in the nation. Tons of craft beer on tap although they are not themselves a brewery. Its always packed so be prepared to wait a while. http://www.kumascorner.com/about
Hope that helps, enjoy yourself in the city.