True to its name, The Beer Temple is a sanctuary for craft beer devotees, housing a spacious taproom where visitors can have a drink and a bottle shop stocked with plenty of interesting and hard-to-find brews. New kegs are tapped at the bar regularly (and are sometimes depleted mere hours later) so you're likely to find at least a few new selections every time you visit, such as the latest creations from downstate farmhouse brewery Scratch and local favorite Half Acre. If you're browsing the bottle shop, you'll likely be offered a sample of a newly-arrived bottle or can. Not a fan of the latest hazy IPAs and barrel-aged pastry stouts? Don't worry, this place has cans of Hamm's and shots of Malört, too.
Craft beer is everywhere these days, inflitrating your favorite dive bars and the bars you go to grab a pre-flight drink at O'Hare of Midway. For serious beer nerds, it's not enough to find a place that offers an IPA or a fruited sour—they're in search of craft beer bars in Chicago that boast variety, stylish digs and a knowledgable staff. Whether you're trying to sample beer from Chicago breweries or hoping to find some sour ales from Belgium, these spots have more draft lines than you can shake an empty pint glass at. Ready to drink super-fresh local brews and hard-to-find beers from around the world? Find a stool at one of the best craft beer bars in Chicago and don't forget to tip your bartender.
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