The show is on the road for this one as we dropped into four Chicago breweries that are all under a year old to chat with brewers and procure some beers to review.
If you’ve heard our podcast, we’re all about emphasizing how arbitrary the order is on our end-of-episode rankings, because we tend to find flaws in our beers in the scrutinizing way that Jerry Seinfeld found flaws in his fictional love interests.
It took a surprising amount of heavy lifting to bring together five Chicago porters, and *record scratch* none of them are actually porters! Sort of! This is a deep exploration of the porter style with our usual reviews, and the variance is wide.
Goose Island Clybourn made you a gift, Chicago. It’s an organized and well-curated beer event with no glass boots full of märzen or live bands drawing seas of asses and elbows. It’s the type of fest that feels right on a Sunday afternoon – casual and friendly but with enough …