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Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.31/5 rDev +3.9%
Milestone 400th stop on my world brewery tour - and what a nice one it was.
What I would consider a mega-nano brewery operating a 10 BBL system with beautifully unique serving tanks directly behind the bar. Brewery behind and to the side of the bar. No room for expansion and from talking to the brewer/bartender around 3:30 on a Tuesday, they have no plans to take over the world.
From top to bottom very nice beers including a wonderful sessionable CA Common/Cream Ale blend. Serious props for a true craft light beer with flavor. Hoppy wheat and a hoppy white IPA both very well done. I think it was the hipster meats shark that really got me excited (galaxy hops).
Only problem was the brewer/bartender was so cool he made the regular server lady seem a bit uptight. Hard to add another brewery into my Chicago travels rotation but this one will find a way.
BTW, AWESOME Vietnam sandwhich shop a couple of doors down. UrbanSpoon it and totally give it a try if you've never had Vietnam food. Cheap, quick, and super fresh quality ingredients.
10-26-2013 01:05:11 | More by Yetiman420
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4.09/5 rDev -1.4%
Visited for brunch/lunch on a Saturday afternoon around 1pm.
The atmosphere was very nice, lively but not too loud, casual and very friendly. The service was good, attentive but not hovering and our waitress did all she could to answer as many questions as possible and when she didn't know, she made a point to ask the proper individual, which was great for my questions about their beers. The selection was good, they have a nice variety of their beer on tap but with a few other guest taps that round out a diverse lineup, sure to please anyone on the beer drinking spectrum. That being said, I'm still not 100% on their beer in the upper echelons of Chicagoland breweries, but I definitely think they've got a gem or two in them to come. The food was what really sold me, very, very delicious. I ordered the burger, which easily made it into my Top 5 burgers in Chicago, cooked exactly how I like it, with a delicious marmalade and arugula, probably my favorite green to put on a burger. The fries were good, nothing too special, house ketchup was nice as well. My SO ordered a brunch plate that was great as well, eggs cooked right, nice big soft biscuit with a delicious gravy and quite possibly the most outrageously large sausage patty I've ever seen that was as delicious as it was large. The value was fine, the beer is very cheap $4-6 for the house beer, but the food is a little bit on the higher side, though not out the door expensive. That being said, you get what you pay for, a delicious meal.
Verdict: I hate to say it, but I'll be thinking of DryHop as more of an eatery than a brewery for the time being. Their hoppy beer has been pretty decent so far, but I've yet to try a beer that will draw me there repeatedly. The food however, is the draw for me, the menu is approachable with plenty of classics, but each with their own twist that let's DryHop make them their own. A great spot for friends, family or a date.
07-20-2014 16:31:27 | More by kevanb
DryHop Brewers in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.