Long known as a city that appreciates bears and bulls as much as beers, Chicago’s beer culture is ever present. Formerly one of the capitals of macro brews, winds of change have blown into the city. Goose Island has been the locals’ craft beer choice for years, but that reign has recently been challenged. Micro-breweries have been popping up, communities of beer lovers have grown, and Lagunitas (a quickly-growing brewery from the west coast) is expanding to the windy city.
Although it’s not quite a beer-centric city, like Boston, nor does it have the massive selection of Portland, Oregon, it’s still a star is on the rise. Chicago is just the kind of city that could give everyone else a run for their money.