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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.

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.

Summer Food Pairings with Drizly & Lay's®

Summer Food Pairings with Drizly & Lay's®

Chicago, IL

There are few things better than summer in Chicago. With Lake Michigan's beaches, and endless festivals, patios, rooftops and backyard BBQ's–what's not to love? Inspired by sunny skies and hot nights, The Hop Review will be bringing you craft beer pairings and recommendations all summer long.