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Chicago Brewpubs May 25, 2011

Exploring Chicago and drinking beer are my two of my favorite activities. It’s even better now since the weather is actually cooperating and acting like spring. Picture it: lounging with friends in the sun at a local bar’s outdoor area, sampling tasty appetizers. Sounds good doesn’t it?

So good that you just might want to try it? Well if so, I have a few recommendations for you. I happened to venture out to two different brewpubs this past weekend that were both great!

  1. Haymarket Pub & Brewery: located at 737 West Randolph, this place has easy access to the El and boasts a huge space that can accommodate groups of four to 20 with ease. With a group of 14, we split a few appetizers and enjoyed a sampling of beers. My favorite beers included the Emma Belgian Abbey Trippel and the White Chapel Wit. Tasty treats to split are the sweet potato tots and the vegetable pizza.
  2. Revolution Brewing Company can be found at 2323 N. Milwaukee also has easy access to the El and features a cozier space for friends to gather. It’s a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon sampling a robust menu of beer in perfect 4 ounce mini pints. Good appetizers to share are the bacon fat popcorn with bacon, sage and Parmesan cheese or the sweet potato cakes.

There might be a few other reviews to come from places like Half Acre, Two Brothers, and maybe more! Also, did you know last week and still this week is Chicago Craft Beer Week? Unfortunately I can’t make it to any of the events this time around but totally getting a passport for next year!


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