DETOURS

DETOUR: Oak Park, IL – Kinslahger

DETOUR: Oak Park, IL – Kinslahger

OAK PARK, IL

DETOUR No. 030: In a brewery landscape full of similar beer menus, it can be a tough sell for some to explore new options when there's so much nearby. Oak Park's Kinslahger Brewing Co. might be just the change of pace you're looking for. Founder Keith Huizinga started the brewery in 2016 with the intent of brewing lagers only — a tenet they've stuck wholeheartedly to since.

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – The Civil Life

ST. LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 029: After a weekend full of big stouts and dense IPAs, we found respite in the cozy, welcoming taproom of Civil Life. Long time industry veteran and founder, Jake Hafner, hosted us for a few pints and explained to us the room for growth of malt-forward beers.