Goose Island
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

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to give a shout out to a new sponsor of ours, SWOOC Games.  SWOOC strives to design and build quality games that are environmentally sustainable.  SWOOC offers a wide array of games that are fun at home and the brewery like Giant Connect Four, Giant “generic tower game“, and Battle Hooks! As a proud partner of TREES, a501(c)(3) charitable organization, every SWOOC order helps to restore our planet.  TREES is a charitable organization that assists farmers across Africa in restoring their land through training programs and reforestation efforts.  Every SWOOC order you place plants one tree!  With a 60 day hassle free return policy, do you have anything to lose? Click here to browse their game selection and to learn more about their commitment to environmental sustainability. And click here to watch Melissa fail at SWOOCs Battle Hooks.


Andrew hot dog
Welcome to part two of our two part Savannah breweries post.  This is just one part of a four part trip down to Georgia.  You can read Savannah part one here as well as check out our Hilton Head Island excursion here and Melissa’s must read Savannah Banana baseball attendance guide here. Trees & a Graveyard When you head to Savannah, be sure to make time to visit the Wormsloe Historic Site  and go see some awesome trees. Yes, it may sound crazy but the historic site has a road of well-manicured Live Oak trees with hanging Spanish moss.  While photos of the site are gorgeous, they do little justice to the actual brilliance of driving or walking down the road under these trees on a cool summer morning.  There is also a museum and walking trails displaying early settler life, which is also super interesting so be sure to […]

Savannah Breweries (pt 2)

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Title puns are clearly click-bait and we’re ok with that here at Beerventurers.  So now that we have your slightly divided attention, let’s discuss the hill country breweries just west of Austin.  There are several options for beer out in hill country, and we hit many of the best, but we unfortunately did miss a few.  If you have enough time in Austin, you really need to plan a trip out into the hills.  Jester King Brewery Going to Austin, we weren’t familiar with many breweries but have heard great things about Jester King so we were excited to add this to our itinerary. Out in the hill country, about 30 minutes from downtown Austin, we attempted to visit twice on our trip and failed twice.  First attempt was our fault- always remember to double check times before showing up.  In this case Google and Facebook conflicted with their websites […]

The Hills have Beers

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A trip to the Zoo During the planning phase of our trips we always do our best to make our beerventures both fun and educational.  If you’ve known us for a while you will know our obsession with zoos and our trip to Texas obviously had to include a trip to the Austin Zoo.  The Austin Zoo isn’t like most regular tourist attraction zoos as this zoo is located a ways out from the city limits and is also a rescue zoo – maybe the first rescue zoo we’ve visited.  All the animals at this zoo have fun (and sometimes sad) back stories as to why they live in the Austin zoo proudly displayed on a placard in front of the exhibit.  One of our favorite stories from the zoo was the alligator who was brought to the zoo after the family realized an alligator was not a great pet […]

Austin, Animals & Alcohol

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Meanwhile Brewing We absolutely love breweries that have great outdoor spaces.  And as far as outdoor spaces go, Meanwhile Brewing of Austin has one of the best we’ve ever seen.  The large backyard has turf with picnic tables, and even more tables and chairs in a wood chip landscape with a children’s play place in the middle to keep the kids occupied while you sip on some delicious brews while listening to the live music on the stage.  The interior was great too, but in no way compared with the rest of the brewery. Meanwhile wasn’t back to serving flights yet, but the three beers we had at Meanwhile were really solid.  Lonely Mascot (lager), Blue Label (lager) and the Wallbreaker (barrel aged DIPA in Gin barrels).  Out of the three, our favorite was Wallbreaker; the gin barrel aged DIPA hit all the right notes of the gin family that […]

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