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Chicago Brewery Bracket: Suburbs – Rd. 1

Chicago Brewery Bracket: Suburbs – Rd. 1

CHICAGOLAND, IL

The Hop Review is excited for the return of the Chicago Brewery Bracket, and this year is bigger and better than ever with 64 breweries from the city and surrounding suburbs battling for the crown.

The Chicagoland suburbs pack a mighty punch, brewing some beer as good as any you can find in the U.S. With formidable players like Two Brothers, Solemn Oath, 5 Rabbit and Penrose, the area outside the city limits is no slouch. Pair these fan favorites against up-and-comers like Une Année, Mikerphone, and Hailstorm or against old standbys like Flossmoor Station and Wild Onion, and things could get interesting...

LYFE Kitchen pairs healthy food with craft beer

LYFE Kitchen pairs healthy food with craft beer

RIVER NORTH, CHICAGO

Who knew LYFE Kitchen, River North's healthy semi-fast food dining option, also served beer? Certainly not us. When we were invited to stop into the restaurant to try our a few of their food and beer pairings, we weren't sure what to expect. It turns out we got more than our fair share of surprisingly delicious food that was well complimented by their selection of craft on tap.

A Look Back at the 2014 American Beer Classic

A Look Back at the 2014 American Beer Classic

CHICAGO, IL

For the second year in a row, Soldier Field has played host to American Beer Classic. We've had the opportunity to attend both iterations of the event, this year was much warmer than the last, and it seems like they're getting the hang of the craft beer fest thing.