The essential Chicago brewery for out-of-town visitors? We have some answers

Josh Noel
Chicago Tribune

Chicago — It started, as many things do, with a text message: “If you had a friend coming to town and had to recommend one Chicago brewery to hit, what would you recommend?”

The question was at once simple and impossible to answer.

Aaron Keefner takes a sip of his beer at Revolution Brewing.

Like Chicago’s restaurant scene, its robust brewing landscape is best thought of as a tapestry, a series of visions and approaches offering experiences that complement each other. No one eats at only one restaurant; why visit only one brewery?

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