Trying to find some of the better beers in Chicago

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by TheCrowsNest, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. TheCrowsNest

    TheCrowsNest Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2010 California

    California here. My sister just moved to Chi-town and she wants to send a beer package back home full of goodies. Only problem is, she doesn't know beer. Other than BMC, I have no idea what's distributed up there. Can anyone weigh in on some quality stuff that's found regularly on shelves up there?
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

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  3. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (411) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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  4. Coirm

    Coirm Initiate (184) Dec 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Where approx in Chicago? Tell me your top 5 session beers. Tell me top 3 one bottle only beers you really like.( No Whales, please) We got lots o good beer here!!! Could probably just gets cans to make shipping easier.
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  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,569) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Daisy Cutter
  6. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (846) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Three Floyds and Pipeworks for bombers, Half acre and Revolution for cans, and BCBS 4 packs.
  7. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (234) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    Just have her go to the closest Binnys, tell her the styles you like and they will help her get you some great locals. If shes in Chicago you can get most everything there which will be easy on her. Stuff here you cant get there thats great -- Bells, Founders, Goose Island, Pipeworks, Half Acre, revolution and three Floyds. Also Central Waters BB stuff right now.

    To see where everything is check out the chicago beer map.
  8. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Revolution has done some great beers and are pretty easy to find. Eugene Porter is one of my favorites this winter, but their Coup D'Etat is a great year round saison. If you prefer IPAs, have her get you some Daisy Cutter from Half Acer. A lot of places do a make your own 6 pack and sometimes have a decent selection of local beer. Have her go to Binnys or Cardinal liquors. In my experience, they have a better selection to choose from here.
  9. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (202) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I highly recommend Revolution Anti-hero, love that stuff.
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