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Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp 2017

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp 2017

STREETERVILLE, CHICAGO

A recap of the Chicago leg of the eight festival Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America traveling festival, held this year at the Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier. These are our impressions and the best beers we had, by THR Contributor Michael A. Hubatch

A Like Minded Chat with Chicago's Newest Brewery

A Like Minded Chat with Chicago's Newest Brewery

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

There are a lot of archaic beer laws around the United States, and most of them do nothing good for the craft beer industry. The state of Wisconsin is no exception with their controversial "Tied House" laws (other states including Illinois have similar laws), enacted shortly after Prohibition ended. Originally intended to protect small brewers being forced out of bars by the big guys, the aging law now has the exact opposite effect. Earlier this year, word spread that Like Minds Brewing, one of the state's most promising new brewers, had been forced to find new digs in Chicago.

Tyler Prokop of Eataly's Birreria

Tyler Prokop of Eataly's Birreria

RIVER NORTH, CHICAGO

In bustling River North, you'll find the aptly named Eataly. The always packed Italian market, deli, coffee shop, and multiple restaurant location has become a destination for locals and tourists alike. Despite the unending hoards of people lining up to buy $50 olive oil, Eataly also happens to house one of the city's most overlooked breweries. Tucked away in the corner of Eataly's second floor, Birreria might just be the best place to grab a craft beer downtown that no one knows about. And the man behind the brews at Chicago's Birreria is Head Brewer Tyler Prokop.