No city does beer better than Chicago. There, we said it. The funny thing is, we wouldn’t have been able to say that even three years ago (when the term "Chicago beer" was still synonymous with "Old Style"). But, well, now we have more locally brewed options than at any other time in our city’s history, and the selections are as diverse as an Albany Park grade school -- so yeah, it's time.
Crack a session beer, and check out our 13-point case for Chicago as America's best beer town.
1. Roughly 60 Chicago-area breweries have opened in the last THREE YEARS
And that's not even counting downstate and other Western newbies. If you look at oh, say, the last century or so of Chicago-area brewing culture, this is basically a massive spike and there's no reason to think it won't keep being spike-y.