2011 was a rollercoaster year for craft beer in Chicago. Here at Chitown On Tap we put our drinking and thinking caps on (in that order) and decided the best way to wrap up the year was to give props to the amazing people in our local craft beer community who have made drinking the good suds so damn rewarding this year. This list of “bests” is by no means exhaustive, and represents our best, though inevitably incomplete, knowledge and ethanol-fueled subjective taste. The selection of one person or place doesn’t mean there aren’t other good or even great options. So let’s start with a big “You rock too!” to all the wonderful people and places we left out. And you–we would love to hear what YOU have to say about craft beer in Chicago in 2011. Like our choices? Learn something? Think we missed something big? Let us know. We love hearing from you. Thanks for reading and we hope you stick with us in 2012! For your following pleasure, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
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