DOWNERS GROVE, IL
Writer and photographer Michael Hubatch revisits the Downers Grove brewery, as they celebrated their annual Alter Fest, to witness the growth of suburban Chicago brewery in a crowded beer landscape.
Recently added: Odious Cellars (Logan Square), One Lake Brewing (Oak Park, IL), Marz Community Brewing (Logan Square), Crushed By Giants (River North), Sew Hop’d (Huntley, IL), Viking Artisan Ales (Griffith, IN), Phase Three (Lake Zurich, IL), Double Clutch (Evanston, IL)
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