Chicago magazine's September Issue: For the Love of Beer

Your guide to the local craft beer boom

Aug 19, 2013, 16:41 ET from Chicago magazine

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beer lovers, rejoice! The craft beer business is booming in Chicago and Chicago magazine's September issue cover story, For the Love of Beer, provides the expert guide to the local scene. The region is now home to more than 60 craft brewers—spanning from Lake Bluff to Lake View to Lansing—and they're pumping out barrels in numbers that rival the city's output during Prohibition. Chicago assembled a panel of experts to weigh in on the 62 best local brews, with winners from each style—pale ales, IPAs, lagers, stouts, and more. Plus: A profile of Tony Magee, founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company—one of the largest, fastest-growing specialty beverage makers in the U.S.—who hopes to upend the beer industry with his massive new facility in Chicago.

The September issue, on newsstands Thursday, also includes 40 Ways to Get Smarter. Back to school time isn't just for kids. Chicago has excellent educational options for adults, too, whether you'd like to sharpen your resume or indulge a hobby. Learn how to whip up the perfect souffle, write a compelling screenplay, speak a foreign language, improve your business writing skills, develop a mobile app, or even save a life. Whatever your skill level, there's a class for you starting this fall.

Also in the September issue of Chicago:

  • Which Indie Market is Right for You?  Etsy and Pinterest have popularized all things artisanal and locavore-friendly. So which indie market should you shop to find craft goods here in Chicago? We break down the options to help you find the right one on any budget, whether you'd like to find artisanal food, hip jewelry, unique home wares, vintage gems, and more.
  • Fall Fashion – Take a peek at fall's top looks, from tomboy ensembles, statement skirts, and dramatic shapes for women, to bright pants and backpacks for men.
  • Chicago's Safest Neighborhoods – High-crime neighborhoods have been under intense media scrutiny, but which parts of town have the least crime? Chicago magazine analyzed data on 77 community areas to find the safest neighborhoods. Hint: follow the cops. 
  • Home + Garden – Refresh your living space for fall! This installment of Chicago's quarterly magazine within a magazine features kitchen and bath trends, new design shops, show house tips, and more.

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