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Old 10-08-2008, 03:38 AM   #1
JMcManaway
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I'm heading up to Chicago this weekend to chat with some professors about grad school. I figure there have got to be plenty of great microbreweries, so I wanted to get any suggestions I could from you guys and gals on beer I should have while there.

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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Goose Island

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Also Rock Bottom,was there a month ago good food and good Stouts.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:14 PM   #4
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FLOSSMOOR STATION RESTAURANT & BREWERY
1035 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 957-2739

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
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piece. its a brewpub and pizza joint. great pizza and a "kick ass" ipa.



this link should help alot too.

Chicago Beer Map | The Beer Mapping Project

 
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:38 PM   #6
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Yeah...

Piece - its thin crust pizza, not chicago style, but still very good. Really nice brews there.
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria | Dine In or Carry Out :: Chicago

Goose Island
Clybourn Brewery & Pub
Goose Island

Wrigleyville
Goose Island

Floosmoor Station
Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery
Flossmoor Beer Blog

Two Brothers Brewery & Pub (in Naperville - a Chicago suburb)
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The Map Room - a must for any beer drinker visiting Chicago
The Map Room - A Traveller's Tavern in Chicago

The Hopleaf - great food, great selection of beers on tap.
Hopleaf Bar

Kuma's Corner - best burgers in Chicago, good selection of craft brews. You need to appreciate Heavy Metal when you go here though. Gets CROWDED on the weekends at night.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:00 AM   #7
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This threads a bit old for the original poster but I thought I'd throw Ram Brewery in for future reference.They have three locations around town. Their Big Horn Hefeweizen is one of my faves.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:12 AM   #8
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This threads a bit old for the original poster but I thought I'd throw Ram Brewery in for future reference.They have three locations around town. Their Big Horn Hefeweizen is one of my faves.
Part of Big Horn Brewing Company. There is a local restaurant chain around here called Humperdinks that has Big Horn's in them. It's like Chili's or TGI Friday's with a brewery inside. I really like the Total Disorder Porter.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:14 AM   #9
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Actually, I just looked at the Humperdinks site, and it appears as though their affiliation with Ram International is no more. ALL of their beers have changed, and I was there just 2 weeks ago. I know I'm not making things up, because the beers are in my rating list on RateBeer, but now they are listed under Big Horn Brewing (Ram International), instead of Humperdinks like they used to be.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #10
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They aren't in Chicago, but Three Floyds is just a few minutes into Indiana from Chicago. They make some weird and exciting beers

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