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Carfree Beer Excursions (and a Distillery) -- Because Drinking and Driving Don't Mix
by crandell | 04/02/2010
Flossmoor Station Brewery (via Flickr moonrat42)
I recently met a fellow carfree Chicagoan who wanted to go to Three Floyds Brewery's Dark Lord Day on April 24 but wasn't sure how to get there. It may be an ordeal to get to Three Floyds, but fortunately we also have plenty of other easy excursions for exploring great beer.
Dark Lord Day is a beer festival at Three Floyds in Munster, Indiana, over 7 miles from the South Shore Line Hammond station or a little over 10 miles from the Flossmoor station on the Metra Electic line, and Pace bus connections won't get you much closer. So on a normal day if you wanted a brewery tour, your best bet would probably be to take the Metra Electric and arrange a cab with Classic Taxi, and plan on hitting up Flossmoor Station brewery in the same day. But luckily a number of Chicago bars are offering charter buses down to Dark Lord Day:
If you're not up for going to Munster, the Craft Brewers Conference comes to Chicago this week with a number of public events that look promising.
Chicago also has a growing number of great local breweries (and one local distillery) that are well worth checking out:
Further from home, check out these other breweries accessible by train: