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Did you know there are more small breweries in the US now than before Prohibition? And with over 25 of them calling Chicago home, there’s yet another reason to love this city! Just in time for Craft Beer Week, join CitySwarm on a beer-venture to some of Chicago’s newest and best beer bars and breweries!
Our hoptastic evening kicks off at Fatpour Tap Works, the newest beer bar to hit Wicker Park. With over 50 beers on draft and 150 bottles, it’s no wonder Fatpour took home the title of #1 Beer Bar in the Nation from the 2013 Nightclub and Bar Awards.
While Fatpour carries multiple local beers on tap, our first tasting focuses on one of the fastest-growing microbreweries in Chicago - Finch’s Beer Company - which grew at 130 percent in 2012 and plans to add five additional 30-bbl fermenters in 2013! Led by Finch’s Regional Brand representative, guests will enjoy a tasting of four Finch drafts, like the Threadless IPA and the Fascist Pig Ale.
Fatpour’s food isn’t to miss, so we’ll enjoy hot signature pizzas and salad before heading out on our private, BYO trolley.
Our next stop is Lake Effect Brewing Company, nestled under the junction of the Edens and Kennedy. Founded by former home brewers Clint Bautz and Lynn Ford, Lake Effect is the epitome of the craft beer spirit in Chicago. Inside their modest facility, the small team is slaving away to produce beer of the utmost quality. We’ll get a private tour of the facility as the owners themselves offer you four tastings of staple and seasonal brews alike.
Our final stop is Atlas Brewing Company located in Lincoln Park. Taking the name from a historical Chicago brewery which closed shortly after Prohibition, Atlas is the newest brewpub in Chicago, brought to us by a pair of South Side brothers and an industry professional from Spare Time, Inc. Enjoy four more tastings from Atlas’s small-batch repertoire, like the spring wheat ale or a limited-edition like the hibiscus-infused cask Saison.
Our beer tour will conclude...but what a coincidence...you’re still at a brewpub. Enjoy Atlas’s pub grub and brews galore for as long as you desire. After all, this beer revolution is cause for celebration. Can I get an ALE YEAH?!
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