Chicago's craft beer scene

Eight reasons this town’s beer scene is hopping.



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Brewmasters carve out their own styles

Goose Island, Three Floyds, Metropolitan, Piece and Two Brothers stand out from the crowd.

Mom-and-pop liquor stores stock great beer

Our favorite liquor stores with notable craft selections.

Sofie pairs well with (almost) every food

The local saison paired with asparagus, cherry pie, Roquefort cheese and more.

The Contrarian: A call for a craft-beer rebellion

One writer wonders if beer is losing its democratic appeal.

Chefs dive into beer-making

Chefs team up with local breweries for custom drafts.

Chicago brews can beat the best in the world

A panel of experts tests our best beers.

These seasonal American restaurants have badass beer lists

Matching signature dishes to the perfect brews.

Be a cicerone at BYOB restaurants

Perfect pairings, from barbecue to Korean to Middle Eastern.

Bizarre beer labels

There's no accounting for some of the wacky, wild and just plain ugly beer labels out there.

Four new breweries are joining the beer scene

Introducing Argus, 5 Rabbit, New Chicago Brewing Company, Pipeworks.

Billy Goat beer

Who brews the Billy Goat’s mystery house beers?

Craft brewers not satisfied with self-distribution law

New law prevents brewpubs from self-distributing.

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