In the Midwest, people drink for the season. That means there's an incredible variety of beers available that are perfectly paired with the heat, cold, sunshine, or frigid dark of winter. This diversity was on display in Chicago, Illinois at the fourth stop of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tour. Here, from the event, are some of our favorite regional pours.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria: 5 Lizard
The Brewery: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, the country’s first Latin-inspired brewery using exotic ingredients to work magic next to South American dishes in Bedford Park, Illinois. From big spiced beers to summer fruit-popsicle-inspired beers in the Paletas series, this brewery works massive flavors into everything they make.
The Beer: 5 Lizard
Tasting Notes: A gold-medal-winning fruited wheat ale with tons of passionfruit tartness, coriander, and fresh lime peel. It’s one of the brightest beers you’ll ever drink, and it dominates Chicago’s rooftops in the summer.