Drink this now: beer reviews

Each week, we review new Chicago and Midwest brews. We'll help you find your next favorite beer.



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Brown & Stirred

Pipeworks and Longman & Eagle team up for a Manhattan beer

Une Annee’s Enkel

Une Annee’s tart new beer is available in a 500ml bottle, a rarity in the Midwest

Only Child Brewing’s Eat Your Damn Vegetables

The former beer director for the Grafton now runs one of the city's smallest breweries

Two Brothers’ Domaine DuPage

Domaine DuPage is a classic, and there's a reason why

Off Color Brewing's Dino S'mores

All that's missing is the campfire

Eataly’s Fl!p

Eataly's new beers include this cardamom-laced brew

Penrose Brewing

Former Goose Island employees open a brewery in Geneva

Spiteful Brewing’s Imperial GFY Stout

A new beer from the Ravenswood brewery packs a very bitter punch

Miller Fortune

MillerCoors courts the bourbon drinker

Dark Horse’s Perkulator Dopplebock & Scotty Karate

These aren't brand-new beers, just great ones

Boulevard Brewing’s Chocolate Ale

The beer is a collaboration with a Kansas City chocolatier

Pipeworks’ One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno

The new beer is brewed in collaboration with the Aviary

Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale

The beer will channel springtime

Ten Ninety’s Imperial Porter

The beer is made with pomegranate juice and cayenne pepper

Perennial Ale’s Aria

It straddles the fence between a Belgian golden and a farmhouse ale

4 Paws Brewing’s Fawn Blonde Ale

The brewer left the market this week, so you need to scramble to try their beers

Saugatuck Brewing's Neapolitan Milk Stout

It tastes exactly like strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream

Begyle Brewing’s Christmas Ale

Begyle does everything with a twist

BuckleDown Brewing's Belt & Suspenders

The brewery opened its taproom in Lyons

Surly Brewing Co.'s Furious

The Minnesota brewery is back in Chicago

Solemn Oath & Fountainhead’s ChocoTsuris

The beer tastes like German chocolate cake

Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale

It's not too early for Christmas ale

Half Acre’s Chub Step Porter

Take a step closer to the dark side of beer

Goose Island’s Halia Sour Peach Saison

The sour beer is part of the Sisters trio of beers

Church Street Brewing’s Itascafest Marzen

The lager is made through a process called "decoction mashing"

Milwaukee Brewing Company’s Sasquash Pumpkin Porter

Karl Klockars kicks off our new beer reviewing series

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