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Old 08-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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My folks are visiting to Chicago and offered to ship me back some beer from various breweries they visited. Now all i gotta do is tell them where to visit! I was wondering if anyone who lived in the area or was familiar with Chicago breweries had a few particular spots they could recommend? (besides goose island). Thanks. Daaaabulls. Ditka. Daaabears. Polish sausage

 
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Revolution

Spiteful

Two Brothers (Warrenville but you can get them all over chicago)

Half Acre

Just to name a few. If they see a Binnys Beverage Depot most of them will have a local brew section. Cheers! Chicago is starting to become a decent craft beer scene

 
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Soloman Oath is good. Pipe works is the best around, have to go to binnys in the city to get some. Haymarket is also very good but only sells on site in growlers.

 
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Excellent thanks so much.

 
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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I don't know if its too late, but 3 Floyds is just over the border in Indiana and VERY VERY worth the visit. Maybe they'd have luck and score Zombie Dust for you. They sell 6-packs/bombers out of their brewpub.

http://www.3floyds.com/

http://www.3floyds.com/wp-content/up...-beer-menu.htm

 
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #6
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Revolution is great. Spiteful is just like Pipeworks... no bottle shop yet. But definitely have them head to a Binnys to pick some up. 3 floyds and 2 brothers are worth the trip if they will make it and certainly Half Acre.

 
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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Keep on up with more suggestions! I'm headed there myself in 3.5 weeks!
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #8
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On my flight now. Any last minute recommendations?
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #9
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So what did you check out???
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #10
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Revolution was a cool place, also went to three floyds which was awesome. I was a bit west in st Charles and I visited an awesome bar I think called house pub. Goose island, binnys across the street. Hopleaf in the northern part of Chicago was a pretty awesome beer centered restaurant
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