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Good Beer Hunting

Chicago's Best Breweries

Good Beer Hunting is a critical, creative, and curious voice in the world of beer. We write about and partner with breweries of all shapes and sizes in order to create a better future for the craft. To read our stories, discover the secrets of Chicago’s best breweries, and listen to the podcasts, visit www.goodbeerhunting.com

  • 1.

    Lagunitas

    Lagunitas

    Never has the West Coast been so at home in the Midwest.

  • 2.

    Penrose

    Penrose

    Penrose Brewing is like the Frank Lloyd Wright of beer. Not just in their artful, clean-lined aesthetic, but also in their beautifully complex Belgian-inspired and wild beers.

  • 3.

    Goose Island Clybourn

    Goose Island Clybourn

    This is where it all started over a quarter century ago when founder John Hall went to Europe, and like so many American brewers, fell in love, pint by pint.

  • 4.

    5 Rabbit Cervecería

    5 Rabbit Cervecería

    One of the first Latin-inspired breweries in the country, 5 Rabbit Cervecería uses Central America and environs as inspiration for everything it does.

  • 5.

    Solemn Oath

    Solemn Oath

    Located in posh suburban Naperville, SOB hides in a no-frills industrial park waiting for those in the know to come to it for the belgo-American and barrel aged brews.

  • 6.

    Hopleaf

    Hopleaf

    Hopleaf has been at the heart and soul of Chicago beer since the early 90s, and a love for the craft hangs on every vintage poster, beer tin, and glass.

  • 7.

    Half Acre

    Half Acre

    As one of Chicago's first-on-the-scene brewers, Half Acre's story is one of many starts.

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