From the HBD Archive
Subject: Re: Chicago Brewpubs
Date: 1989-08-15 13:48:00 GMT

I second the motion to visit the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago. To my
taste, it has the best brews in town. However, the food isn't very good.
BTW, it's located at 1800 N Clyborn (Just north of North Ave. at the corner
of Willow, Sheffield, and Clyborn). Monday nights are Lager Nights and
Tuesdays are Ale Nights. The special prices are $1.50 a pint. Usually
everything is $3.00. In addition to their regular Ale and Lager, they
also have a regular Pils and two or three specialty brews that change
with the seasons.

I haven't been to Sieben's in over a year. It was way too much the yuppie
place to be, the beers were always too sweet, and the food was bad.

The third place I know of is Tap and Growler. This place has some good beer,
but wasn't very consistent. The food was the best of the three. They also
sell other brands of bottled beer. They're at 901 W. Jackson.

Outside of Chicago there is The Weinkeller. It has been a specialty beer
bar for a long time boasting the largest beer selection in the world. They
say they have over 500 kinds of beer, but I've never counted :-). Recently
they started brewing they're own. I've had their pale ale, and root beer.
Both were very tasty. The Weinkeller is located on Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn.

There is also a micro-brewery somewhere in Elmhurst. I don't think they
have a pub, so you'll have to look for their beer at the bars in Chicago.
I wish I could remember the name. I had their beer at a party, so I know
you can order kegs.

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