Ever since I went to the Harpoon Brewery tour, it got me thinking of other brewery tours. Even though I’m not a huge fan of beer, I appreciate the process and learning more about it. I guess it’s the nerd in me.
So besides Harpoon, I have done the Anheuser Busch in St. Louis (twice!) and there’s a somewhat well known one by me- Two Brothers!
And yes, I gotta get to Chicago and do the Goose Island one day.
I love Two Brothers when it comes to their food. It’s a place I will take friends to if they are in the ‘burbs and it’s the place that made me love fish tacos.
Many people also love their beer. I have had a few of theirs and it’s not bad.
Tours are free, and are only on weekends.
On your tour, they also give you tickets for 3 free samples and drinking is encourage on the tour so they told us to head to the bar.
Since both me and my sister aren’t huge beer drinkers, we couldn’t decide what to drink so the beer tender gave us some flights.
From R-L: Atom Smasher, Domaine DuPage, Ebel’s Weiss, Side Kick.
I liked the first two the best, then they got more bitter and hoppy.
So both me and my sister got Atom Smasher for the tour.
Before we knew it, the tour was on it’s way. I learned a lot on the tour- the brothers are from my hometown, and are expanding to Arizona soon! I remember seeing Them being sold during undergrad, which is where the brothers went to college also! They also have a second location call the Roundhouse in Aurora, IL but they don’t make much beer there since the water mineral content is different. They also started brewing coffee!
Afterwards, we got some food and of course I got the fish tacos. Yum.
Since we got free flights before our tour and were quite full from lunch, we gave our sample tickets away to another group sitting nearby since we overheard they were going on the next tour.
This was a great way to start off our foodie adventure on Saturday!