I forgot to tell you guys I had some very special guests come to Chicago the weekend to spend time with me! My brother and sister in-law came to spend the weekend in Chicago in the very same sweater!
Turns out their favorite beer is 312 (a local Chicago beer) so being the perfect sister I am, I took them on a brewery tour of the Goose Island brewery.
The tour was basically 20 minutes of standing in the the room pictured above learning about their process to make beer. It was pretty interesting considering I know absolutely nothing about beer but it would have been nice to walk around the brewery a little more. As you can see, I struggled to even get a shot inside the brewery because everyone got all Jumanji when the host announced it was drinking time and stampeded outta there.
Drinking time consisted of six different beers to try. In the picture above, the beers with the gold stars were awesome and the ones with the other symbols (what are those called?) were definitely not my thing. PartyDog however loved the ones I hated so what do I know?
The tasting was fun and it was nice to finally learn something about beer and the different types. I still have no idea what I prefer, all I know is my favorites tasted like pumpkin and chocolate- classy. Post beer drinking, we ate at the actual restaurant inside the brewery-and drank more beer.
I opted for a butternut squash and greens salad. For some reason I thought I was ordering butternut squash soup but it turns out what I ordered was a salad. Whatever, I still ate it. Definitely nothing exciting but it kept my stomach from going crazy over having nothing but lots of beer in it (it’s used to lots of wine you know, not beer).
Overall the tour was just OK. If you’re looking for something different to do in Chicago this could be an option for you. The entire tour (the tour and tasting) took about 60 minutes and only costs $10.00/person. Not bad for some afternoon drinking.
That’s all the nonsense I have for now!
Highlight of your weekend??!