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Old 01-15-2009, 03:38 PM   #11
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I seriously need to make the trip to Three Floyds. I live in the city, but a trip when the weather gets nice is now a must.


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Old 01-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #12
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Clark St. in Wrigleyville is definitely a good place to start if someone were visiting Chicago and looking for some good Beer. There's a Goose Island, HB and countless other random bars that all carry at least one or two good specialty beers. Plus, right down the street there's Sheffields, which has Great Lakes on tap (I'm a native Clevelander) and Duke of Perth is right down the street from there.

Not a bad area to be in come to think of it...

P.S. Are there any really good, authentic (at least partially) German Breweries/Eateries in the Northern Chicago area? I'm really looking for a place to go when the weather gets nice and sit outside, eat some schnitzel and have a Weiss Bier (or Pils) or 5.


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Old 01-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #13
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I'm headed to Chicago in May. Definitely going to check out Three Floyds.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #14
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P.S. Are there any really good, authentic (at least partially) German Breweries/Eateries in the Northern Chicago area? I'm really looking for a place to go when the weather gets nice and sit outside, eat some schnitzel and have a Weiss Bier (or Pils) or 5.
The Chicago Brauhaus in Lincoln Square. It's loads of fun and, though I've never been to Germany, I'm told it's pretty authentic.

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Resi's Bierstube is another good spot.I haven't been there in several years as I live south now but they have a great selection of beers and a small beer garden.Maybe it's time I made a trip up north once the weather breaks.

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I still have to make it to Three Floyds and it's not that far from where I live. I have friends who have been there and said it's well worth the trip. This last summer a group of us went to Kalamazoo to Bells. They got a really nice beer garden with live music on the weekends and a very good selection on tap. The trip before this their winter ale was outstanding on tap. Much better than anything I've had bottled since.

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I love the Bierstube. It's a block from my wife's cousin's place and has great beer specials and authentic schnitzel. YUM!
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:03 AM   #17
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I like Goose Island, not the one on Clark but the the one off Clybourne.
I've never been to Three Floyds but have head their beer on tap at other places, definitely give them a try. I really like their GumballHead.

Some of the other places are bars, not breweries, although with excellent selections. The Map Room and Hopleaf are a good start.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:06 PM   #18
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If you're out in the suburbs at all you can knock off several in one day. Emett's Ale House in Downer's Grove, Taylor Brewing in Lombard, Rock Bottom also in Lombard, Lunar Brewing in Villa Park, and Two Brothers in Warrenville. They're all a pretty short ride from each other. In fact Rock Bottom is just across a mall parking lot from Taylor Brewing.
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Resi's Bierstube is another good spot.I haven't been there in several years as I live south now but they have a great selection of beers and a small beer garden.Maybe it's time I made a trip up north once the weather breaks.

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The Chicago Brauhaus in Lincoln Square. It's loads of fun and, though I've never been to Germany, I'm told it's pretty authentic.

Chicago Brauhaus - Lincoln Square - Chicago USA
Thanks, I've driven past the Brauhaus before, I definitely have to go there once this below zero weather subsides...



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