Proving a revolution can get bigger without poaching band members from Sheila E, Revolution Brewing has gone beyond their brewpub with a sprawling 35000sqft production facility packed with shining stainless steel tanks helping make their brews more widely available, even though you may never want to see another beer again after running through them all before you leave. The lowdown:
Flagship Brews: Thanks to a canning line that once belonged to RC Cola, they'll be turning out a trio of year-round six-packs: the Belgian-style Bottom Up Wit, the four-hop Anti-Hero IPA, and the chocolate malted Eugene Porter, appropriately named after union leader Eugene Debs, as beer always makes you more social.
Specialty: Sometimes canned and sometimes flushed into 22oz bombers, ltd-ed seasonals run from the floral Rosa Hibiscus Ale, to the ginger- and orange peel-steeped holiday Fistmas, to Mad Cow Milk Stout, which'll also be bourbon barrel-aged and renamed Very Mad Cow, as being stuck in a barrel for months would leave anyone with some beef.
Taproom: Cut out the middle man and go straight to their 160-person tasting room with its 60ft curved wooden bar, rusted metal light fixtures echoing those at the brewpub, and 16 taps pouring pints and filling growlers, though they also sell kegs, in case you want to show up to a party and have everyone think you're a Prince.
Published: May 22, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
3340 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60618
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