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Old 09-24-2012, 09:51 PM   #21
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I wonder if this has anything to do with InBev buying Goose Island. It's been about 5 years since I've been there but they used to be top notch. Bourbon County Stout is still one of my favorite beers.

Also OP, if you are going to be in the city at all and are near Wicker Park, check out Piece. It's a brewery/pizzeria. The pizza is good and the beer is very good. Although, with children, make sure it's a lunch stop because the dinner crowd and later will definitely not be child friendly. The later it gets the more crowded it gets also.
The way Goose Island operates is that the brewpubs do their own thing (each place brews different beers) but still serve the staples. They have a third brewery that does "everything that comes in a bottle or can". It's the operations and beers from that third brewery that is controlled by InBev.

FWIW, the brewers at the Clybourn pub that I've spoken with have all said the InBev people are great to work along side.


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Old 09-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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I def check out piece and goose island, both were in the plans last visit but swmbo wanted to go other places first since she hasn't been back since she moved to SoFla......thanks for the overwhelming response.....keep at it!!

One place I did like was ram pub, decent beer there but im sure the others listed are better

My swmbo loves the same beer, i got lucky



 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #23
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Maybe im in a grumpy mood today...


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Both Revolution and Haymarket are great brewpubs
I HATE haymarket. Pete is a cool guy but the beers there are CRAP! Service...what service? The food...its getting better but still not good.

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If you make it to Goose, please try a Green Line, you will thank me later.
Dont care for this beer at all. I love the premise but the beer itself...average at best. Something about the hop combo is just offputting.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #24
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As for places:
piece - During the day! Right off the blue line dont drive into the city from ORD.
MapRoom - enough said
HopLeaf - Done.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #25
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As for places:
piece - During the day! Right off the blue line dont drive into the city from ORD.
MapRoom - enough said
HopLeaf - Done.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:12 PM   #26
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While 3F is a great place, I think the loud death metal music is a little much for a 19 week old.
I was there early in the day and alot of kids under 5 years old where there and no loud music???? It was more of a lunch/ brew place, never been there for last call, so that I wouldn't know.

3F update..............




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It is another special release Tuesday at the Brewpub. Bully Guppy, an American wheat ale aged in cognac barrels with peaches is now for sale in the pub. $20 for a 750 mL bottle and a limit of 1 per person.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #27
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3F is good but they're a little overhyped IMHO. And if you don't get there right when they open it takes forever to get a table. I went there @ 4 on a Saturday and they said it was a 2 hour wait. They also don't take reservations. It's about a two hour drive from me. Not worth it.

Revolution is pretty good.

Haymarket is ok. The old timey theme down to the facial hair is hilarious. They also brought a sweet 1940 Ford dually to a beer fest I went to.

Firkin is awesome!

I've heard good things about Lucky Monk. But haven't been there personally.

Isn't Half Acre up north somewhere?

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #28
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Half acre is not too far north of irving park on lincoln ave...they are still just a brewery with samples and take home growlers/cans/bottles, with a plan to open a brew pub soon...also, new brew pub just south of diversey on lincoln ave called atlas...really solid beers, and good food...i highly recommend!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #29
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Currently sitting in piece, I really enjoy this place, wonder where ill go next

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #30
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So, where'd you end up?


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