While the world around us is changing in new ways, the spirit behind this year’s American Craft Beer Week® is as strong as ever.Read More
Visiting Chicago Breweries
Illinois is home to more than 220 breweries, and many of them are anchored in the Windy City and its suburbs. If you are visiting to discover craft beer, you’ll also find each neighborhood has its own vibe, from the Ravenswood district dubbing itself “Malt Row” to the newly-formed Chicago Beer District on the city’s West Side. Don’t hesitate to find Chicago brewery tours so you can try, and learn about, all the breweries and craft beer that make up the city.
Despite the uncertainty, breweries are banding together, working with their communities, and implementing creative strategies to traverse this new curb economy.Read More
Springtime signals the start of the brewery patio season for most of the country. Yet, the Nation’s collective goal of flattening the curve, a phrase used to describe limiting the …Read More
The COVID-19 Pandemic will have a lasting effect on the craft brewing community. Mark DeNote highlights how some brewers are adapting and what we can do to help them.Read More
Alter Brewing Company bolsters its array of seasonal beers with the release of fan favorite Heavy Squeeze in 6-packs.Read More
We’re talking to the leaders behind movements including #IAmCraftBeer movement, the Diverse Beer Writers Initiative, and Beer. Diversity. to examine where they gauge the community is in the push for greater inclusion in craft beer and what we have to look forward to in 2020.Read More
Explore Chicago Through Brewery Tours and More
There is a lot more to Chicago outside of craft beer. You should make a point to check out the city’s exciting food scene. Beer and food go hand in hand, and the city’s restaurants offer a variety of beers on tap. Various brew pubs in the city are creating ambitious beer and food pairing menus that’ll delight and inspire you.
The Windy City has an abundance to offer alongside touring breweries. Chicago is home to historic sports franchises, including the Bulls, Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears. Shop along the Magnificent Mile, take a stroll at Millennium Park, visit Navy Pier, or discover the diverse music scene. Exploring the city’s historic architecture by way of a boat tour is another popular stop for tourists.
The women of Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing brewed Drippin’ So Much Sauce, a New England-style IPA, to support area women affected by domestic violence.Read More
Ballast Point employees celebrate new ownership by publishing an open letter. The San Diego brewery was purchased by Kings & Convicts in late 2019.Read More
Averie Swanson, the former head brewer at Jester King in Austin, starts a new chapter in the Chicago beer scene with Keeping Together.Read More
Find Chicago Beer and Breweries
If you are planning to visit and explore Chicago’s craft beer scene, be sure to make our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder your go-to online search tool. As more brew pubs and breweries open in the city, you’re able to stay up to date with them all using our Brewery Finder. Our interactive map is continually updated, making even the newest breweries near you easy to find. We know it can be nearly impossible to keep up with new openings, so let our powerful brewery search engine locate Chicago breweries and brew pubs for you.
Chicago Craft Beer News
There are many exciting things happening in the Chicago craft beer scene, as well in breweries and brew pubs across Illinois. Keeping up with the latest news regarding breweries and brew pubs will help you plan your trip, so continue to visit CraftBeer.com for updates on Chicago beer as well as brewery news across Illinois and the Great Lakes.