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Old 04-08-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Originally Posted by MyssaTx View Post
Blue moon, Leinenliugels honey weiss, St. Arnolds lawn mower

Stella and Red Stripe

Thats a good start for someone who doesnt like dark strong beers
Ah Red Stripe, the only beer intended to be served at room temperature. For when you need to be intoxicated more quickly than refrigeration can allow.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I second blue moon! With a fresh slice of orange mmm!!!
not a local brew
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ah Red Stripe, the only beer intended to be served at room temperature. For when you need to be intoxicated more quickly than refrigeration can allow.
there are many beers that are intended to be served at room temp. Including Guiness
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SE PDX
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Goose Island is the only local micro brew that i know of that sells all around the city... micro breweries like Piece have their own beer but only sell privately I believe...
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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Why the hate towards Red Stripe? I think that is a good, better than average beer.

As far as local brews go, I'm not too sure. The Goose Island Summertime (or something like that, not sure what its called but it's a Kolsch) is good. I believe Fat Tire is from Colorado, so not very local, and it's also an IPA, which is not a good beer for someone who doesn't really like beer (read: hops).

Crown Imports is a Chicago based company, and they are the importers of Corona (not very good), and Modelo (very good). Does that count as local?
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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A couple local breweries worth note off the top of my head...

Bell's. Recently reintroduced to Chicago after a fight with local distributors. Maybe try the Bells Amber.

Two Brothers - Based out of Warrenville, IL. You'll find them in a few bars in the city with a decent number of beers on tap.

Three Floyds - based in Indiana. Big fan of the Gumball Head. If you like 312, you'll be a fan of this guy.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Two Words:

Ice House
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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I believe Fat Tire is from Colorado, so not very local, and it's also an IPA, which is not a good beer for someone who doesn't really like beer (read: hops).
thanks for the correction. I'd only ever been able to purchase it here but I've never lived in Colorado so i just assumed it was made somewhere in the tri-state.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Bell's. Recently reintroduced to Chicago after a fight with local distributors. Maybe try the Bells Amber.
I didn't realize that was the reason that this disappeared for the last couple of years. Someone had told me that due to the global hops shortage that they had forgone any significant production.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think I can actually hear Drover running towards this thread.
It's as if someone rubbed my Genie lamp.

Anyway, if you like things lighter and milder and you want to stay local, 312 Wheat is a good place to start. And speaking of Goose Island, it's about time for their Summertime Kolsch to hit the taps and grocery store shelves. That's a good summer "relax after mowing the lawn" beer. Other good local easy-drinkers would be Three Floyds Pride and Joy Mild Ale and Three Floyds Gumballhead Wheat.

Finally, not all dark beers are dry and bitter. A good initiation into very pleasant and drinkable dark beer is Piece Dark & Curvy, available only on the premises of Piece at North & Damen. Unfortunately, it's not always part of their tap lineup. But God bless the place when it is.
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