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Over the past decade, Chicago has emerged as the craft beer capital of the country. Don't believe us? According to the Brewers Association, our fair city is home to more than 150 breweries, more than any other metro area in the U.S. There's no better way to sort through the bunch than at the best Chicago beer festivals, where Chicago breweries and national purveyors sample their latest creations, hand out swag and field your tipsy questions. After an afternoon at a Chicago beer festival spent sampling lagers, sours and ales, you'll know exactly what to ask for when you sit down at a neighborhood dive bar or a Chicago beer garden, and you may even find a new favorite brew. Sip a barrel-aged stout or a funky cider (and meet the folks that made 'em) at some of the best Chicago beer festivals.
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