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Title: Chicago trip
Post by: chezteth on December 30, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
My wife & I are traveling to Chicago this weekend. Are there any breweries / brewpubs that you would recommend? Goose Island is close to where we are staying so we'll probably check that out. Any other good ones to check out?

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Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: Brutal Eric on December 30, 2015, 09:09:36 PM
Revolution, Half Acre, Pipeworks, 3 Floyds!!
Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: neddles on December 30, 2015, 09:11:03 PM
Revolution
Half Acre
Local Option Tap Room.
Piece Pizza (underrated IMO)
 
These are just a few of many many options.
Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: chezteth on December 31, 2015, 12:56:19 AM
Excellent! We'll be sure to check some of them out!

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Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 31, 2015, 01:23:03 AM
I have enjoyed Haymarket more than a few times.
Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: neddles on December 31, 2015, 02:25:26 AM
Yes, Haymarket too.

Here's a pro-tip. Go to Au Cheval and put your name in for a table. Next walk across the street and drink at Haymarket for an hour or so (will probably be a long wait at Au Cheval). When Au Cheval calls you/texts you for your table walk back across the street and order the cheeseburger with bacon and an egg. You won't regret it. If you don't think a cheeseburger is worth that wait just google or GIS "Au Cheval cheeseburger"
Title: Chicago trip
Post by: mharding73 on December 31, 2015, 03:03:25 AM
Dry hop brewery has some nice ones.
The wife and I went to a Cubs game a couple years a go and went walking around before hand.  We found this small joint.  The wheat IPA was really good. 
Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: BrewingRover on December 31, 2015, 03:11:29 AM
I'll add Hopleaf to your list. Not a brewpub, but a great selection of Belgian and American beers.

The Binny's across the street from the Goose Island brewpub is probably the best bottle shop in the city. And they have a taproom.
Title: Re: Chicago trip
Post by: neddles on December 31, 2015, 06:24:28 AM
+1 to Binney's and their taproom.