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Opening Flight
New Orleans Breweries – Part 1 There is no shortage of wonderful breweries in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA).  Now, that’s not to say that there isn’t a shortage of breweries though!  You can hit not only the best breweries in NOLA, but all of the breweries in a long weekend if you plan accordingly. It’s Melissa’s birthday weekend, so we decided to go all out in the food and beer department.  NOLA, or The Big Easy, can be a nonstop gluttony fest for the waistline if that’s what you’re interested in.  However, we do recommend breaking up the bingeing with sights and sounds of NOLA culture. Tchoupitoulas Street Just a few minutes south (by car) of the French Quarter is a wonderful street full of beer and spirits.  Tchoupitoulas Street (pronounced chaa-puh-too-luhs) was our first major pocket of alcohol starting as soon as we landed – no seriously, we couldn’t […]

New Orleans Breweries – Part 1


Flight
Chicago Breweries Pt. 5 Here’s part 5 of our Chicago brewery tour & other touristy things post. As I said in our Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 posts, this is not an all-inclusive best breweries in Chicago list. With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience. As Beerventueres we like to maximize our travel time by flying into a city super early and flying out super late.  Since our flight didn’t leave until late afternoon on our last day in Chicago, we were able to hit four more breweries on the way out. Old Irving Brewing Co. The first stop of the day was decked out in Oktoberfest décor and had a diverse tap lineup ranging from Kolschs to Imperial Stouts.  Old Irving Brewing Co. of Chicago is a rather large brewpub with plenty of seating, delicious smelling […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 5


Chicago 360
Chicago Breweries Pt. 4 Here’s part 4 of our Chicago brewery & other touristy things to do post.  As I said in our Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 posts, this is not an all-inclusive “Top” anything list.  With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience. Dovetail Brewery When you’re looking for beer brewed using the traditional method, look no further than Dovetail Brewery.  Dovetail serves up a wide array of lagers and spontaneously fermented brews with an exciting barrel age bottle list. Unfortunately for us, there were no flights being served at the time.  As we were limited to full pours, the beertender recommended the Dovetail Hefeweizen and their traditional Kriek. The Hefe comes completely as advertised; a traditional method hefe. The wheat beer has a wonderful aroma of clove and a balanced, not overly sweet banana note in a […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 4



Andrew
Chicago Breweries Pt. 3 I’m absolutely crushing it this week! Here’s part 3 of our Chicago brewery tour & other touristy things to do post.  As I said in our Chicago Breweries Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 post, this is not an all-inclusive “Top” anything list.  With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience. District Brew Yards Another fun collaboration site to visit while in Chicago is the District Brew Yards, a collab brewhouse that is home to: Around the Bend Beer Co., Burnt City Brewing, Casa Humilde Cervecería Artesanal and Bold Dog Beer Co.  Despite being a 4-in-1 brewhouse, each brewery offers their own stall of self-service pours courtesy of an old friend and sponsor of ours “Pour My Beer.”  Each stall offers 10 taps so that’s up to 40 brews (and beer alternatives) that you can sample!  And did we […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 3


Pilot Project
Chicago Breweries Pt. 2 Finally! Here’s part 2 of our Chicago brewery tour & other touristy things to do post.  As I said in our Chicago Breweries Pt. 1 post, this is not an all-inclusive “Top” anything list.  With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience. Crushed by Giants Being tourists, we had to do touristy things which put us in downtown Chicago. Unfortunately, downtown Chicago has a clear drought of breweries.  I can’t even imagine how much the rent would be! But lucky for us, Crushed by Giants was open and ready to welcome us after our Wendella boat tour (below!). The downtown brewery is only a few blocks away from the beautiful Chicago River and offers a wide variety of beer styles and food.  Our little flight basket features six brews and of those six, our two favorites were Secret […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 2


Goose Island 4
Chicago Breweries Pt. 1 There are tons of things to do in Chicago, like boat tours, eating tours, and of course brewery tours. With over 100 breweries on my planning map, I knew we would never be able to do the Chicago beer scene justice with our 3.5 day visit.  Consequently, please do not take our trip as any comprehensive list or favorite area breweries.  With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience.  For those of you wondering if we made any stops in Indiana, no, no we did not and I know we missed quite a few great stops.  Goose Island Beer Company We know, we know. AB Inbev = bad.  That is until BCBS is released every year and then everyone forgets about the ownership.  However, while in Chicago, Goose Island is a must visit location.  We visited the Clyburn […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 1