Bridgeport

Past, Present & the Community of the Future with Marz

Past, Present & the Community of the Future with Marz

BRIDGEPORT, CHICAGO

On a recent visit to Marz, nestled down near Bubbly Creek, we caught up with Ed Marszewski to learn the recent, and rapidly growing, story of the popular brewery. As well as discuss the relationship to the neighborhood and how hospitality breeds progress in the best of ways.

The Hop Reviews Vol. 11: A Monthly Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 11: A Monthly Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

A new month and a whole new batch of beer to try. We've tasted through the following 24 beers for April, and rated them on a scale of 100, for our monthly "The Hop Reviews." From sours to European imports and adjuncts from near and far, we've got an eclectic mix that's sure to satisfy any pallet. Find out which ones we think you should fill your fridge with.

Chicago Craft Crawl #2: Halsted Street

Chicago Craft Crawl #2: Halsted Street

There are very few streets in Chicago with Halsted's combination of history and diversity. Spanning 168 city blocks, the street daggers through over a dozen neighborhoods, passes near two Major League Baseball stadiums, offers stunning views of the downtown skyline, and is the location of countless historic landmarks.

We began our Sunday afternoon tour at one of the city's recently refreshed watering holes, Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar (31st & Morgan) in Bridgeport. If you're like us and hadn't made the trip to this south side establishment yet, the draw of the place might be a little difficult to explain. With a somewhat unassuming storefront exterior, it's an easy place to miss. Peek inside, however, and you'll start to see what all the fuss is about. A tiny front room is crammed from floor to ceiling with craft beer. Well-known local brews sit side by side with hard-to-find offerings from Chicago and beyond.