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Chicago Craft Crawl #4: Purple Line

Chicago Craft Crawl #4: Purple Line

Evanston, IL

For our fourth installation of the Chicago Craft Crawl, we headed north for a quick suburban jaunt up the lake. Keeping in theme of our past 'Crawls,' we caught the CTA to explore some noteworthy craft haunts – this time by way of the Purple Line. And although this time we ended up just north of the city, we still like to think of neighboring Evanston as an extended – really amazing – 'hood, regardless (we're not alone in this sentiment either). So load up that Ventra card and prep yourself for an afternoon of great beer and exploring, with The Hop Review's Chicago Craft Crawl v. IV...

Our Top Beers from Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America

Our Top Beers from Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America

CHICAGO, IL

Yet another summer weekend, yet another big beer tasting event right? We'll admit that we had fairly low expectations for the Sierra Nevada brainchild, Beer Camp Across America. After all, the event was held in Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, a place many Chicagoans never make it to due to losing all desire to dodge the hordes of tourists bouncing between Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Bubba Gump Shrimp.