Everyone has their go-to beer when nothing on that tap list really sticks out. For us, that's usually a beer from Revolution Brewing. Whether it's the always solid Eugene Porter, or the ultra consistent and tasty Anti-Hero IPA, it's a safe bet we're going to get something we like, every time. And if we want something outside the ordinary, Revolution has us covered there too. Their barrel-aged and small batch brews are on-par with anything else brewing in Chicago. In short, Revolution has been a long-time THR favorite.
We're all fans of beer here, especially local, Illinois brewed craft beer. We drink it at beer bars and breweries around town, pick up the newest releases at our neighborhood bottle shop, and attend the seemingly endless stream of festivals throughout the year. Breweries make beer, distributors get it to us, and we drink it. It's as simple as that right?
WICKER PARK, CHICAGO
If you're familiar with Chicago's Wicker Park, then you're probably aware that Piece Brewery & Pizzeria is a neighborhood institution. In fact, you could argue Piece is spreading it's influence plenty outside the North Side. It's built a bit of a reputation. Not just as one of the best pizza joints in the country (proof here), but as home to some of the highest-regarded brews in the nation (we're not kidding). They've got the fanfare, and hardware, to prove it. What you might not know is exactly how brewer, Jonathan Cutler, came to find his home at the brewpub over a decade ago. Nor how incredibly affable and humble this guy is. We sat down to share a few pints with Cutler and discuss the globetrotting that got him here.