Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.01/5
Exceptional
30,003 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Beer-to-go

3912 W McLean Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-5972
United States | map
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Added by MasterSki on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
219
Reviews:
4,538
Ratings:
30,003
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.4/5
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
pDev:
7.05%
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of BeerAndBlood
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rcjennings
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped at The Dojo while on Beer Safari in Chicago a few days ago. Grabbed a few BA Abductions/variants and a BA As You Wish as well as an IPA pak. Happy Happy.
Tastings were great across about a dozen taps and more than a few cans.
Service was fun, friendly and very informative (Mark).
Must stop while in Chicago.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The Dojo is a store to try small samples from draft and buy bottles or cans to go. The quality of the beer is excellent. Service is friendly and helpful. There is always a large selection that includes barrel aged beers exclusive to the store. The Dojo also sells glasses, t-shirts and a giant stuffed unicorn. Awesome!

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Photo of Parkchrisdoug
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Really interesting spot. You can't drink here, but they will let you sample anything. They have merch and you can pick up a ton of their beer to go. The employees were really cool and made some suggestions. It was pretty simple. Fill out the card with what beer or swag you might want, and they get it for you. Pretty cool.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jinx989
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DEichler
4.93/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of NappyB
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of HOLTMAN44
4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.18/5  rDev -5%
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 -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 30,003 ratings