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Chicago Craft Crawl #7: Lincoln Avenue - Part 1

Chicago Craft Crawl #7: Lincoln Avenue - Part 1

LINCOLN AVE., CHICAGO

Trip number seven in our beer-logged tour of Chicago brought us to many a Chicagoan's favorite, Lincoln Avenue.  The road itself pushes 13 miles through the city's northwest side, so we wisely chose to broke the tour into a Part 1 and a Part 2. And since the thoroughfare's CTA #11 bus no longer exists, we suggest walking or biking this first section of the ave., that fittingly rolls through the Lincoln Park neighborhood into Lakeview. So, head to LP and tackle The Hop Review's Chicago Craft Crawl v. VII...

Building a brand with Corridor's Eileen Garrity

Building a brand with Corridor's Eileen Garrity

LAKEVIEW, CHICAGO

Southport Corridor gets a brewpub. Amidst the wealth of breweries we have in Chicago, there's a surprising lack of brewing happening in one of the city's most popular and affluent neighborhoods. With what has become the real bastion of Lakeview brewing, DryHop Brewers, the neighborhood has been itching for it's craft beer companion. Thankfully, Lakeview imbibers are about to get another option in the form of Corridor Brewery & Provisions, the second project from the minds behind DryHop. We sat down with one of the brewpub duo's driving forces, Creative & Communications Director Eileen Garrity. She shared what it's been like to market, grow and expand a brand in just two years, with West Lakeview's newest addition. 

Chicago Craft Crawl #6: Irving Park Road

Chicago Craft Crawl #6: Irving Park Road

IRVING PARK RD., CHICAGO

Trip number six in our craft-focused exploration of Chicago led us up to Irving Park Road. There are plenty of options that come to mind when thinking of the quintessential Chicago street. Unless you live nearby, we're betting Irving Park Road isn't the first to come to mind. However, consider just where it can get you. Starting in the east at Lakeshore Drive, the busy road daggers through the likes of Lakeview, Northcenter, Albany Park, Old Irving, and Portage Park, to name a few. It also passes three L lines, making it an easy stopping point. During our afternoon of bar hopping, we quickly discovered how easy it is to find a quality beer along Irving Park in one of its fine bordering neighborhoods. From our first stop in Buena Park to our final stop near the Kennedy, we discovered a wealth of craft beer at incredibly diverse locations.