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All the Brew News in Chicago This Month

Kelsey Ogletree | July 24, 2019 | Food & Drink

From a celebratory collaboration to a new brewery with fine dining flair, Chicago’s beer scene has never been more drinkable.


A Star is Born
Beermiscuous owner Paul Leamon says Lakeview’s “coffee shop for beer” is the biggest supporter of local brews in Chicago, featuring more than 275 options sourced from the area. To mark its fifth anniversary, Beermiscuous launched its first-ever collaboration—the Star No. 5 Hazy Pale Ale—with Around the Bend Beer Company. “We believe the Chicago beer community is worthy of a fifth star on the Chicago flag,” says Leamon. 2812 N. Lincoln Ave.

Dine Around
Moody Tongue Brewing Company’s original location inside a Pilsen glass factory had plenty of charm. Yet five years in, the company migrates to much larger digs this summer—the 28,500-square-foot South Loop space will double current production. Even more exciting is the addition of Executive Chef Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle) and a novel experience for a brewery: a 10-course tasting menu with beer pairings ($135). 2515 S. Wabash Ave.

High Brow
After living mostly in Logan Square and Humboldt Park over the past 15 years, Pete Ternes, a co-founder of Middle Brow Beer Co., knew he’d plant his first brewpub somewhere in the area. Bungalow, essentially on the border, opened earlier this year. Since the company launched seven years ago, it has donated half its profits to local social justice organizations. “We could be a brewery that accepted its fate as a gentrifying force,” he says, “while constantly countering that force with our own programming.” 2840 W. Armitage Ave.


Photography by: moody tongue