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Chicago Lagers with Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan

Chicago Lagers with Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan

AVONDALE, CHICAGO

One of the earliest adopters to the modern craft beer movement in Chicago was Metropolitan Brewing. Founded by then husband and wife Doug and Tracy Hurst, the brewery established themselves in a niche few others ventured – traditional lagers. We sat down with Tracy to discuss their unwavering commitment to style.

Sustainably Brewed: Brian Taylor & Ria Neri of Whiner Beer Co.

Sustainably Brewed: Brian Taylor & Ria Neri of Whiner Beer Co.

BACK OF THE YARDS, CHICAGO

Straying far from the beaten path is Whiner Beer Co. in Chicago's Back Of The Yards. Seconds upon arrival, it's clear there's something special happening at this South Side brewery. Located in The Plant–Chicago's greenest collection of businesses under one roof–founders Brian Taylor and Ria Neri are at the helm of the city's most unique brewery.

The Hop Reviews Vol. 04: A Monthly Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 04: A Monthly Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We drink a lot of beer here at The Hop Review. A lot of different beer, all the time. So, we found it only fitting that we share some of our thoughts on said beer, with our Hop Reviews. This month, we're sharing reviews of 16 beers that we think you should know a little more about, through our palate and with BJCP scoring in mind...