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We're also members of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Chicago Beer Society and IMBIBE (I'm a Big Illinois Beer Enthusiast)
And that's all because we're the #1 Brewery Tour in Chicago!!!
The brewery tours @ $58.00 per person, or rent a Party Bus @ $350/4 hours
SATURDAY 11:45 AND SUNDAY 1:00: The tour will meet inside the Goose Island Brewery at 1800 North Clybourn. Their doors open at 11:00, so get there early and grab lunch. Just check in at the hostess stand. We chose Goose as our starting location because they're a Chicago staple, and they provide FREE PARKING! That's right, baby bird, I said FREE PARKING! This tour will not drop back off at Goose Island! We will drop off at the North Avenue redline EL stop, which is less than a half mile away. You also have the option of staying at the previous stop, or we can drop you off anywhere within the vacinity of Goose Island after the tour ends. We've just had to many people going back inside Goose Island when the tour finished, and causing problems/being to rowdy. Goose Island is a "family friendly" restaurant and will not tolerate drunken-disorderly behavior.
Please drink responsibly and use designated drivers.
The Saturday 12:00 group gets to tour TWO facilities! Goose Island AND Haymarket!
Show up 10-15 minutes early, because the Goose Island facility tour starts at 12:00 SHARP!
SATURDAY 4:00: This tour starts a Haymarket Brewery at 737 N. Randolph (corner of Randolph and Halsted), close to Union Station, the Grand Ave Blue line, and an easy cab from downtown. There is also free street parking if you go a little further west of Randolph down the side streets. Also, there is an $8 lot just north of Lake St on Halsted. It does fill fast. Please give yourself extra time to find parking if you are driving.
THE TOURS: We drink at the starting location, then head to two other local brew pubs where you will receive 4-6 samples. If there's time, feel free to order yourself a pint of your favorite! Or get a to go 64 oz growler, we'll keep it cold for you on the bus! Samples are included with the ticket price. Depending on the route, you will get 4 to 6 samples at each location. Samples will be between 4oz - 6oz each (totaling 48-68 ounces for the day). The 11:45 tour will be dropped back off very near Goose Island. The 4:00 tour will be dropped back off at Haymarket. We allow between 50-90 minutes at each location, allowing for plenty of time to sample, order a pint or an appetizer, and if it's available, we are able to tour the facility. This is at the discretion of the brewery staff based on how busy the brewery is at that time. We describe the experience as a tour of styles and flavors, but we try and include a tour of the brewing process at one location on every trip. We do follow a strict time schedule, as we do multiple tours in a day.
(CHANGE BASED ON AVAILABILITY)
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1824 West Division Street Chicago, Illinois 60622
Moonshine is an edgy, urban roadhouse and brewery conveniently located in Chicago’s fashionable Wicker Park neighborhood.
While searching for a fresher, better brew to pair with its signature bar cuisine and its legendary after-dinner music grooves, Moonshine’s no-nonsense partners decided it would be best to just to do it themselves.
Moonshine’s Brew Pub in 2008 with several tasty new beers and an ongoing rotation of uniquely crafted malt beverages year ‘round
737 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60661
BREWER: Pete Crowley
MANAGER: John Neurauter, Janna Mestan
Fresh, house made sausages, pizzas, burgers and rotisserie chicken are the cornerstones of the pub menu that guests will enjoy late into the night.
Specializing in classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles, Pete will be producing an array of brews for every beer palette. Crowley, a highly decorated brewer has won over 50 local, national and international awards for his brewing creations including medals from the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer. Varieties will range from refreshing Pilsners to hoppy ales to rich Imperial Stouts aged in whiskey barrels in our own cellar, a brewing technique that has put Crowley on the national beer map for his pioneering work with the specialty.
GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY
1800 North Clybourn Street Chicago, IL 60614
BREWER: Nick Barron
When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that. Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.
Atlas Brewing Company is Chicago’s newest craft brew pub. Building on the tradition of Chicago’s neighborhood breweries, we brought back the Atlas name. Atlas was a Chicago brewery that began in 1896 and closed after Prohibition. Now, Atlas Brewing Company is a craft brew destination. The brewing brothers, Ben and John Saller, have created a diverse selection of craft beers that are sure to satisfy. Paired with creative craft cuisine -Atlas is a great place to meet friends and enjoy great beer and great food.
SUBURBAN TOURS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! PICK A DATE AND A DIRECTION AND WE'LL DO THE REST. THESE TRIPS ARE FOR TRANSPORTATION ONLY, RENT THE BUS HOURLY AS A PARTY BUS, BUT ITS SUPER CHEAP! THEY DO NOT INCLUDE BEER, BUT IT IS BYOB ON THE BUS. GRAB A GROUP AND SPLIT THE COST OF THE PARTY BUS!
I-88: EMMETT'S, TWO BROTHERS TAP HOUSE, SOLEMN OATH, LUNAR
ROUTE 66: LUNAR, SOLEMN OATH, BAVARIAN LODGE, BRIXIES, CIGARS AND STRIPES
NORTH: LAKE BLUFF, TIGHTHEAD, MICKEY FINNS
*BREWERIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. DON'T WORRY, THERES PLENTY OF OTHERS AND WE'LL ALWAYS HIT THREE. SOMETIMES THEY GET RENTED OUT FOR PRIVATE EVENTS AND OUR ROUTE MUST CHANGE. IN ANY CASE, WE GUARANTEE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! ALSO, TOURS OF THE FACILITIES ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STAFF BASED ON HOW BUSY THE BREWERY IS.