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Thrillist | The 21 Best Breweries in Illinois

There is little doubt that Chicago is one of the premier craft-beer cities in the country. Some might even go as far as to call it America’s best beer town (OK, that was us). Our wealth of quality beer-making extends past the city borders, as well, with the craft movement soaking into the cultural consciousness of far-flung locales all across the Land of Lincoln. And since we presume (sadly) that your job doesn’t entail scouring Illinois in search of the state’s finest craft beer, we did the work for you.

Triptych Brewing – This microbrewery is an award-winning craft-brewing staple in the Prairie State. Rooted in old-world brewing traditions, Triptych Brewing draws upon a variety of inspirations like using local ingredients to satisfy a number of tastes. Stop by and check out the BYOF (bring your own food) tasting room, which offers a solid lineup of eight different rotating beers that change with the seasons such as the Midwest lager Pretty Nice Little Saturday (a nod to Old School) and English brown Dirty Hippy.

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