After some much needed updating, we revise our Top 20, as well as remove some shuttered spots.
The calendar has flipped to June and it seems like we just skipped right through Spring in Chicago and Summer is in full swing. Time to get out there and take advantage of the beautiful weather and Chicago's greatest resource, Lake Michigan. We have just the thing to kick your Summer off in style, a pair of tickets to the Mystic Blue Chicago Small Craft Beer Cruise this Sunday, June 5th.
If you're a beer fan, you already know about the explosive growth of the craft industry. But often overlooked amidst the bevy of beverage options available is the craft cider, beer's apple-centric distant cousin. A long-time favorite of drinkers in northern Europe, cider is making quite the comeback in the United States, growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. And first on the Chicago scene is Broken Nose Cider Company, currently being made at Begyle Brewing. Founder Paul Cade has brought dry, European-style cider to the Windy City. One thing's for sure — this is unlike any cider we've had before–and that's a great thing.