Did you know that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were homebrewers? And, Barack Obama became the first president to brew beer in the White House when he created a honey brown ale during his first term in office. If you don’t know how to make beer from scratch but fancy a cold one, visit one of these breweries in suburban Chicago. All are located near our apartments at The Woodlands of Crest Hill.
Elder Brewing Company
Despite its name, Elder Brewing Company is a lively neighborhood brewery. You can enjoy free popcorn and play board games while drinking quality craft beer. Sometimes, live bands show up to perform. Beers on tap include a Bohemian lager called Tunnel Troll, an American brown ale called The Old Gang Orchestra, and a cream ale called Keep of the Castle.
Mad Hatchet Brewing
Owned by a husband and wife, Mad Hatchet Brewing has a passion for creating unique beers. You can sip on a ginger-cinnamon-vanilla-flavored porter, a cinnamon-ginger-orange malt-forward ale, or a New England IPA. Mad Hatchet also holds different events such as ugly sweater parties, pig roasts, and yoga days. Every other weekend, Mad Hatchet hosts food trucks on site.
Metal Monkey Brewing
Named after the owner’s love for metal music and the fact that “monkeys rock,” Metal Monkey Brewing provides guests with a laid-back brewery experience. This brewery seats 60 guests and has 16 beers on tap. The citrusy grapefruit-flavored pale ale Furious George and the chocolate peanut butter-flavored stout Fonkey Mucker are just some of the drinks you can enjoy here.
While visiting, you also have access to classic video and board games. If that’s not your style, this popular brewery holds many exciting events throughout the month, such as fundraisers and open mic acoustic nights. And, best of all, these breweries in suburban Chicago aren’t the only places to enjoy beer and snacks. You’ll find many bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues near The Woodlands of Crest Hill.
If you’d like to live in a location that affords you access to top retail and entertainment venues, contact us today. We’ll schedule a tour so you can see our premium living spaces and leading-edge amenities for yourself.Back to all posts