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Drink beer with us at breweries, brew pubs, bottle shops, festivals, and BYOBs! We’ll have monthly/bi-monthly Meet Ups throughout the city. Open to all (21+) but must be willing to travel for beer. 😉 I live on the far northwest side so while I will try to spread meet ups around the city I need suggestions from you for great places to try outside of the northside.

Upcoming events (5+)

Hopleaf

Hopleaf

Join us for a wide range of local, domestic, and international craft beer at quite possibly one of *the* places for craft beer in the city. Hopleaf boasts not only a wide range of bottled beer and fresh beer on tap (including the highly sought after Zombie Dust) but also an incredible menu with food for all. Hopleaf is located on Clark in Andersonville and is accessible by #50 bus.

District Brew Yards Meet Up

417 N Ashland Ave

Enjoy three different breweries at one location with this one stop brew shop featuring Burnt City, Around the Bend, and Bold Dog Beer Company. Beer from the Fourth Wall, a "radical collaboration" with District Brew Yard and other breweries will also be available. This location opened in April and features a pour your own beer set up in a barbecue joint. You're welcome to pour and sample beer from all three breweries, swiping a card each time which you'll present at the end of the night to pay. There are beer guides on hand to assist you with the process and recommend different beers. Food is sold on site, mainly brisket and the like with few veg options so if you're going meatless you might want to eat beforehand. District Brew Yards is located in West Town within a block or so of the Ashland (9) bus and the Ashland stop (Green and Pink lines). This spot is just a block or so from On Tour so if you missed our meet up there a few months ago you can check it out!

Chicago Brewing District - Friday Night Flights

232 N Wood St

Join us in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor for the Chicago Brewing District at Friday Night Flights a beer festival organized by the City of Chicago! I provided the description of the festival is below. Anyone can enter the festival but you'll need a sampling pass ($20, 10 samples) to be able to drink. I've attended in previous years and the 10 samples easily turned into more since no one is too particular about punching the card. Breweries often times bring stickers and whatnot to give away. Here's the link for tickets: https://www.choosechicago.com/events-and-shows/food-and-drinks/chicago-friday-night-flights/ Festival Description: Chicago Friday Night Flights is coming to the Chicago Brewing District and we’re bringing our brewery friends from the West Loop and West Town neighborhoods. The Chicago Brewing District is a concentration of some of the best breweries the city has to offer, all within the Kinzie industrial corridor.

Half Acre (Balmoral Location) and Spiteful Meet Up

Half Acre Beer Co Balmoral Tap Room & Garden

Join us for Half Acre (Balmoral location), Illinois' top rated craft beer brewery according to Thrillist magazine! Afterwards we'll head over to Spiteful to try a much smaller but still fantastic local brewery. The Balmoral Half Acre location boasts a spacious interior and outdoor patio with a wide range of beers on tap. Spiteful is literally in the building next door so after a bit we'll meander over there to try out some of what they have to offer (we'll post when we move on to Spiteful for anyone joining later in the day). Both breweries offer a selection of beer styles so there's something for everyone. Half Acre sells food onsite whereas Spiteful is bring your own food. These breweries are about 10 blocks from public transportation (49/49B Western/Berwyn, 50 Damen/Foster, 92 Foster/Damen) since they're in a residential neighborhood. Depending on the weather and your personal preferences you may want to consider a rideshare. **Half Acre's entrance is on Rascher Ave via their parking lot. Rascher is one block north of Balmoral. Spiteful's entrance is on Balmoral.**

Past events (8)

Old Irving Brewing

Old Irving Brewing Co.

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