Pipeworks Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.01/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Beer-to-go

3912 W McLean Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-5972
United States | map
pdubs.net

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Added by MasterSki on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
180
Ratings:
28,240
Reviews:
4,043
PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Ratings:
5
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
4.77%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of MJSFS
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Scary looking building in a depressing and dangerous looking neighborhood. Great service and selection, but the website needs to be updated daily. Drove from St Louis for Sure Bet to find out it had been sold out long ago.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

There really isn't much of a vibe since this isn't a tap room or anywhere you could sit or hang out. It gets a four because the employees are helpful and you can always chat with people around you who always seem to be craft beer enthusiasts and rarely just casual drinkers. The quality of the place is very nice. There isn't a lot of space where a customer can go but it is an open space and you can see a lot of the brewing operation. The service is exceptional. The employees are always willing to let you taste whatever they have available and they are more than willing to chat you up about operations, what's next to come out and what they have in plan for the place. Selection is also very good with usually 20+ different beers available for to go. I wish more of the beer was available in cans (IPA/DIPAs specifically) but there are so many options in so many different styles that it is hard not to find something one would enjoy.

Again, this isn't a place where you could go and sit, hang out or even fill a growler (at the moment). This is just a cool, smooth running bottle shop for Pipeworks with a very solid selection of their beers.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
4.01 out of 5 based on 28,240 ratings.
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