Join us as we visit one of our fave cities, the wonderful Chicago, Illinois. A great drinking city, Chicago is full of history, architecture, culture, food, art, and in recent years, a thriving local craft beer scene. We visit 16 beer spots during this trip, including breweries in Wicker Park, Logan Square, Ravenswood (Malt Row), West Loop, and more. It’s a city that should be high on your beer list!

Here’s a map of the 16 spots we visited in Chicago including Half Acre, Dovetail, Revolution, Maplewood, Cruz Blanca, and more. Find even more at the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild!

Note: As reported in Block Club Chicago, Rock Bottom closed in January 2023. We were glad to be able to visit during our A Quick Beer tour.

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Watch past episodes of A Quick Beer!

A Quick Beer in London, Ontario – Episode Three

In this episode we visit one of the pioneers of the modern craft beer revolution in London, Forked River Brewing. We have a chat with Dave Reed who guides us through a tasting of a few of Forked River's excellent barrel and spontaneous fermentation beers. Don't miss this chat with a brewery that's always been ahead of the curve in London.

A Quick Beer in East Lansing, Michigan

East Lansing, which borders Michigan's capital Lansing, is home to the sprawling Michigan State University campus. And bucking the expectations of a university town, although there isn't much of a brewing scene, there's a range of lively beer bars serving very fine craft beer from Michigan and beyond.