Is there a draft in here?
I spent some time photographing beer and its Chicago co-conspirators for Imbibe magazine, working at four notable spots: Revolution Brewing (the cover), Hopleaf, The Map Room and Owen and Engine.
Revolution Brewing is located about eight doors south of my studio. How convenient.
The Hopleaf is an institution in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Owner Michael Roper is remarkably passionate and knowledgable about All Things Beer and Chicago politics. I’m just guessing here, but I imagine the two go hand in hand.
Owen & Engine is more a restaurant than bar or pub, although it specializes in beers, and the pairing of those beers with their menu. They have a certified cicerone on staff to hep you with that.
Thanks to Elliott I am a reformed hop-head. I now favor bitter. Good stuff, that.