Since launching a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2011, Pipeworks Brewing has gone on to create some of the most sought after beer in Chicago. It didn't hurt when they were named RateBeer's Best New Brewery of 2012. Initially only available in 22oz bombers, Pipeworks has gone on to add a canning line that pushes out 4-pack tallboys of what we consider their core lineup. Bombers are still reserved for the likes of their "Fish Series" of IPAs, all things Abduction, the highly coveted barrel aged offerings, and any of the other one off creations they come up with. For February we wanted something dark and unique and we found exactly that it in Pipeworks Close Encounter.