Man going on a trip to Chicago is crazy expensive as it is... And even more so when visiting the boatloads of craft breweries around the vicinity!
With the exception of New Glarus, which I just drove to the border, a town called Kenosha, for the sole purpose of purchasing New Glarus beer.
This is the list of beer I purchased at each place:New Glarus
1x bottle of Wisconsin Belgian Cherry Red
6 pack containing: 2x spotted cow, 3x fat squirrel, 1x dancing man wheat
6 pack containing: 1x moon man, 2x totally naked, 3x two women
6 pack containing: 2x black top, 2x blonde, and 2 other random Wisconsin beers (1x polish moon from MKE, and 1x shine on from Central Waters)
6 pack of laughing fox
4 pack of imperial ipa (IIPA - thumbprint series)
4 pack of barley wine (thumbprint series)3 Floyd's
6 pack of zombie dust
6 pack of jinx lager
6 pack of alpha king
6 pack of gumball head
1 very special super limited bottle of CABRA (barrel aged robert the bruce scottish ale) w/raspberries... numbered 40/579, waxed
1 bottle of moloko milk stoutTwo Brothers (Tap Room)
1 bottle of pillar of salt white rye ale
Note: their cinnamon rootbeer is freakin' out of this world jaw-dropping awesome. Why I didn't bring home a growler of it is beyond me.Flossmoor
1 bottle of finlaggin scotch ale (limited/waxed/bourbon barreled)
1 bottle of imperial schwartz (limited/waxed)
...which all ends up around $200 - I just wanted to spread what I had in a vast quantity and rare selections.
Oh yeah, and finally:
just brew it! wrote:
If you're looking for an interesting beer bar (as opposed to a brewpub), check out The Map Room (http://maproom.com/
I managed to go to the Map Room and have 2-3 beers. Very nice selection of draft and bottled beer. Thanks JBI!