Rating: 4.00
Location: Chicago
Founded: 2-16
Last visited: September 2017

Large brewpub with a U-shaped bar, a brick wall separates two rooms, one open-air style. Brew kettles in the rear. It has a cozy feel; people of all ages visit, families with babies, senior citizens, etc. Open daily at 11am.

Daily food and drink specials. Seven beers on tap.

Guten Tag Kölsch (3.75) – Medium bodied, lightly hopped Kölsch; eminently drinkable.
The Polite Dingo Pale Ale (4.00) – Terrific pale ale, malty and just hoppy enough at the finish; fruity notes create a nice balance.
Scentinel IPA (3.25) – Aggressively hopped IPA, but does not go overboard.
OIBtoberfest Pale Ale (3.50) – A sweet and malty Märzen; a bit more roasted malt would have made this a great beer.
Rat Pack Belgian Dubbel (4.75) – Super complex malty goodness; outstandingly balanced! The brewmaster’s creativity is quite evident.
Dunes of the Cape Tropical Milk Stout (4.00) – Malty and complex stout; coconut, pineapple and rum-soaked oak are wild ingredients that come together nicely.

They use high-quality, fresh ingredients from farms and purveyors with practices that they know and trust. The menu is not overly large, but with a decent variety. By far the biggest selection is “For the Table,” with 15 options, plus five Salads, seven “Between Bread,” five Mains, as well as Sweets, Kids Meals and Kids Snacks.

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