Temperance Beer Company

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Temperance Beer
Evanston

It’s damn near impossible to find, but once you get to the Temperance taproom, you won’t want to leave. There’s a handy aerial map of the location posted on Temperance’s website, which we consulted after circling the streets around the brewery a few times without seeing it. Once there, grab a seat at the wraparound bar or communal tables, or play a game of shuffleboard. The crowd mostly consists of groups of parents with young kids or professor types drinking pints while digging into cartons of Chinese food (there are snacks, like popcorn from Chicago's Popcorn Asylum, or you can order delivery or bring snacks in). Temperance’s beers, which are available on tap around the area, are offered at the taproom in pints or as part of a flight. Try the Smittytown Tart, a tarter version of the Smittytown ESB that’s made with a hefty dose of cherries. Greenwood Beach is a refreshing blonde ale with a hit of pineapple, while the easy-drinking Birdsong Saison is sweetened with honey. When it's nice out, the garage door opens onto a patio, and the extra seats are definitely welcome—this place fills up fast.

Venue name: Temperance Beer Company
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Address: 2000 Dempster St
Evanston

Opening hours: Wed-Th 4-10pm, Fri-Sat 4-11pm, Sun 12-6pm.
Transport: Bus: 93, 206, 250.
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