Hops come from the same family as our own favorite herbs. It's no surprise, then, that there's such a massive overlap between craft beer and 420 culture! As a tribute to our fellow tastemakers, we've compiled a list of beer-to-piece pairings for us all to enjoy. A bit biased, we decided to start with the Chicago craft beer scene.
Chicago Tribune's Midwest Beer Guide explains of the "hazy" beer craze:"The classic sharp and bitter hop flavors -- think fresh pine -- are traded for juicy sweetness and, when done well, nuances as orange rind, honey, grass or even fresh herbs."We've come a long way since reversing the Chicago river for St. Louis to turn into Miller-Coors. (Too soon?)
These are the best Chicago craft breweries according to the DopeBoo crew:
- Revolution Brewing
- HopButcher for the World
- DryHop Brewery
- Metropolitan Brewery
- Half Acre Beer Co.
- Spiteful Brewing
Disagree? Give us a shout on social media, we're always excited to try a new craft brewery. 🍻 Do you still count Goose Island as a Chicago craft beer company? We want to know!
Chicago's craft beer scene also owes a shoutout to herb-leaders in the beer industry: Lagunitas! They've long supported 420 culture with rolling papers (pictured below) and now their first CBD HiFi Hops beer. Lagunitas may have started in San Francisco, but we sure are happy to have them in Chicago now.