In the last six months, four hotly anticipated taprooms threw open their doors for thirsty Chicagoans, and we took a day to visit them. We brought back beers from each spot to review while sharing our early impressions of the new establishments. There’s also some necessary Podcasting 101 (for Kidz), Craig’s melty-face fears, the search for Snackwell’s, and a toilet Ghoulie sighting. So pop open a growler, and have yourself a scoop of The Country’s Second Best Yogurt, in audio form.
Half Acre Beer Co. Balmoral Tap Room (2050 W Balmoral Ave) – Wallonia (Saison)
Spiteful Brewing Taproom (2024 W Balmoral Ave) – Spiteful IPA
Off Color Brewing, The Mouse Trap (1460 N Kingsbury St) – Myshka (Russian Serf Stout)
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Lounge (2717 N Maplewood) – Fluffy Bottoms (Lactose Pale Ale)