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With so many amazing Chicago breweries situated throughout the city, everything from extra-hoppy IPAs to dark, decadent stouts are being produced at a breakneck pace. As much as we love heading to the best bars in Chicago to sample the latest local creations, sometimes it’s nice to have sip a beer while learning about how it was made. Walk among the fermentation tanks, taste some raw grains and learn more about the beer-making process on a Chicago brewery tour, where experts will explain how your favorite beverages are crafted. Whether you prefer a Chicago brewery tour that's short and sweet or one that offers plenty of complimentary samples, you'll probably learn something along the way. Pro tip: Hit up one of the best restaurants in Chicago to pad your stomach before you embark on this journey. No need to research malts, hops and yeast—you'll get a crash course on some of the best Chicago brewery tours.
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