With the craft beer world blowing up and breweries popping up everywhere it can be very difficult to try all the great stuff that is currently out there. Luckily, having a few friends who travel as much or more as myself to different areas in the midwest I am able to secure a few beers that aren’t available in Eastern Iowa. One such location that has a plethora of newer craft breweries is in Chicago. One such brewery is Revolution Brewing Company. Opened in 2010 and producing 50 different beers a year, Revolution is kind of the new kid on the block but they aren’t holding back. Revolution not only is making good beer but if you check the brewpub menu they are doing everything from burgers and steaks to chicken and waffles.
From the brewery:
An American hop assault for all the ambivalent warriors who get the girl in the end. “Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, princess.”
For me, this was a well balanced IPA. The sweetness up front kind of turned me off for a bit but then after a few more drinks the sweetness was balanced perfectly with the hop bitterness. Coming in 12 oz cans, the artwork on the cans itself is worth checking out, but stay for the beer, it is quite good!
STYLE: India Pale Ale
PURCHASED AT: Bootlegged by a friend.
Pour: Orange/amber pour with a medium white head. Lacing sticks heavily as you drink.
Aroma: Piney, citrus hop smell.
Taste: Very sweet first few drinks that are balanced with the hops; a nice IPA.
My Recommendation: If in the Chicagoland area and want to try something local, Revolution would be a great place to start!