Best Breweries In Northern Illinois
Chicago has several breweries with excellent beer. Maybe after checking out these brewery tours you will be adding another favorite beer to your list. Here are the best of the best.
According to CBSChicago, here are the best breweries in Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area you must check out.
Goose Island Clybourn
1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Tours are Saturday and Sunday and last about an hour, but reservations are necessary. The tour fee is $10. However, guests get to taste some beer and keep their glass.
11314 S. Front Ave.
Hear about both and the building’s history during a 90-minute tour. The cost is $15, but the receipt should be printed off and brought for admittance.
Two Brothers Brewing
30W315 Calumet Ave. W.
Warrenville, IL 60555
Tours are 45 minutes long and free. There are three on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday, no reservations are needed. Then, check out the Tap Room.
Half-Acre Beer Company
4257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Tours are every Saturday and cost $10, which includes tastings and the glass. Come early to line up outside the brewery in case there is a crowd. Tours are limited to 60 visitors on first-come, first-serve basis.
3340 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Tours are Wednesday through Sunday and take about 45 minutes. They are free and popular, but are limited to 30 guests, so arrive early. There are no advance registrations. However, you can spend waiting time in the tap room and may be able to sign up there for the next tour.
Windy City Beer Tours
1427 Greenleaf St.
Evanston, IL 60202
The cost is $99 and includes a pizza dinner at the middle stop. To arrange a tour and meeting point, go to book a tour. Booking is followed up with a personalized call to discuss the places covered.
Hope this enlightens you to travel and watch the process of making beer for yourself. There's nothing like a cold glass of your favorite brew, BBQ and music to round out a weekend. Road trip anyone?
Check out our BREWS & BBQ Event Saturday, September 5 at Settler's Park in Rockton, Illinois. Gate open at 3 with plenty of BREWS & BBQ for all.