The Complete List of Chicago Breweries
Social Shanti presents The Complete List of Chicago Breweries. According to Brewers Association, 2013 saw a 17.2% growth in craft beer sales in the United States. Closer to home, the craft beer industry in Chicago has exploded as well. Jay Gentile from Thrillist calls it a “beerenaissance”, and he’s right. Homebrewing is nothing new, but with access to home brew supply stores such as Brew & Grow it’s experiencing a new era. Groups of hobbyists meet regularly around the city to talk shop; Brewed in Chicago is one such group. Some fun-loving Chicago businesses such as Orbit Media will invite their clients and prospective clients in after hours to throw back a cold one, share ideas, and learn from one another. After observing all this brewery business an idea of our own began to ferment. Wouldn’t it be fun to list and map each of Chicago’s breweries? So here you go!