When you think about Chicago, one thing that comes to mind is all the different pubs and breweries in and around the area. Not sure which are worth a stop? Here’s a list of 10 craft breweries and brewpubs you won’t want to miss:
#1 Solemn Oath Brewery
Located at 1661 Quincy Avenue in Naperville, Solemn Oath Brewery offers consumers a varied lineup of American, Belgo-American, traditional, wood-aged, and experimental beers. Their choices are often changing so be sure to ask what they are currently featuring.
#2 3 Floyds
At Three Floyds in Munster, Indiana, customers can try one of their year-round or seasonal beers. There’s also a full service kitchen with some great food. Floyds, also referred to as “FFF” makes some beers listed in the top faves of Beer Advocate, including Zombie Dust.
#3 Goose Island
One of the most popular breweries in Chicago, Goose Island offers a selection of over 50 beers. There are two locations in the Windy City, one in the heart of Lincoln Park and the other in Wrigleyville.
#4 Revolution Brewing
Opened in February 2010, Revolution produces about 50 beers each year. Located in Logan Square, they offer customers year-round, specialty, and deep-wood beer choices.
#5 Argus Brewery
Argus Brewery has what they call the “Chicago Attitude.” You can visit them at 11314 S. Front Avenue on the south side of Chicago.
#6 Wild Onion Brewery
They offer a number of different beers, including Hop Slayer, Hefty Weiss, Centenniale Blonde, and Pumpkin Ale. You can also schedule a tour to see the magic.
#7 Figure Eight Brewing
Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, they offer over 20 beer choices to go along with their wonderful food to make your trip worthwhile. They recently opened a tasting room in downtown Valpo. Figure Eight makes beers that push the limits – appealing to hopheads from miles around.
#8 Crown Brewing
Located in northwest Indiana, Crown Brewing is open seven days a week, offering a variety of beers. They like to try new recipes but always make sure there are regular favorites on tap. Crown Brewing is located in Crown Point, just off the square – next to the same jail that John Dillinger escaped from. Try the Crown Brown or for a hoppy side of you, try their Special Forces IPA.
#9 Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery
Named the 2006 Best Small Brewpub and Best Small Brewpub Brewer in America at the Great American Beer Festival, a number of their beers have won numerous awards, making it one of the best places to stop in for a quick beverage.
If you’re looking for an old-fashioned tavern, this is the place to go. All of their beers are freshly brewed and unfiltered giving that full, smooth flavor.