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THR's Top Beers from BeerHoptacular 2017

THR's Top Beers from BeerHoptacular 2017

DOUGLAS PARK, CHICAGO

With more beer available than anyone could possibly hope to drink, we chose 10 beers from BeerHoptacular 2017 that we felt represented the best of the local beer on offer. The diversity of styles throughout our picks prove the incredible depth the Chicago scene has developed. Here are our top beers from the annual festival...

Wild Brewing with Sweden's Brekeriet

Wild Brewing with Sweden's Brekeriet

LANDSKRONA, SWEDEN

One craft brewery, three brothers hailing from southern Sweden, and a whole lot of microorganisms: this is Brekeriet. Back in 2012, the brothers Ek were ahead of the curve opening Sweden's first all brett fermented brewery. What they didn't realize at the time was their decision to focus on nontraditional fermented beers saved their brewery from catastrophic disaster.

Top 10 Chicago Beers from BeerHoptacular 2016

Top 10 Chicago Beers from BeerHoptacular 2016

DOUGLAS PARK, CHICAGO

With more beer available than anyone could possibly hope to drink, we chose 10 beers from BeerHoptacular that we felt represented the best of the local beer on offer. The diversity of styles throughout our picks prove the incredible depth the Chicago scene has developed, including some from breweries we weren't expecting. Here are our top beers from the festival...