Local Option

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Beers At Local Option

NameABVEntered
Half Acre Deep Space10%4/29/2016
Spiteful God Damn Maple Syrup Pigeon Porter8.2%4/29/2016
Saint Somewhere / Jester King Bouteille Vert5%4/29/2016
Off Color Fierce3.8%4/21/2016
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme11%4/21/2016
Scratch Oud Bruin (Barrel-Aged for 2 years)0%4/21/2016
Off Color Coffee Dino’smores 10.5%4/21/2016
Local Option Outlawger5%4/21/2016
Local Option / Central Waters De Kleine Dood9.05%4/21/2016
Local Option Sky Burial 9%4/21/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common6.5%4/21/2016
Local Option Exorcist8.5%4/21/2016
Logsdon The Conversion7.8%4/21/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%4/21/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Leelanau Brewing Innovator Man6.8%4/21/2016
Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight (Batch 3)7%4/21/2016
Off Color / Side Project Corybantic6.6%4/21/2016
Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight (Batch 1 & 2)7%4/21/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla7.4%4/21/2016
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Du Kriek7.2%4/21/2016
Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise6%4/21/2016
Almanac Elephant Heart de Brettaville6.5%4/21/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%4/21/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%4/21/2016
Jester King Autumnal Dichotomous (2015)6.8%4/21/2016
Jester King Simple Means5.6%4/21/2016
Jester King Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale (Batch 10+)9%4/21/2016
Jester King Ol’ Oi!6.3%4/21/2016
Jester King Funk Metal8.2%4/21/2016
Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale (Batch 11+)5.9%4/21/2016
Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 11+)2.9%4/21/2016
Jester King Boxer’s Revenge Barrel-Aged Wild Ale10.2%4/21/2016
Off Color / Jester King Radiolaria 4.5%4/21/2016
Jester King Bière de Miel5.8%4/21/2016
Jester King / Side Project / Off Color Intersection of Species4.6%4/21/2016
Dunham / Jester King Amicis Magicus5.3%4/21/2016
Local Option / Jester King Feral Dampf5.7%4/21/2016
Jester King / 18th Street Brewery Multifarious6.6%4/21/2016
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal10%4/21/2016
Jester King / Local Option Feral Dampf 5.7%4/21/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common - Bourbon Barrel6.5%4/19/2016
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine11.2%4/8/2016
Local Option Kentucky Common - Templeton Rye Barrel6.5%4/3/2016
Three Floyds Amber Smashed Face7%3/16/2016
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA13.6%3/16/2016
Scratch Paw Paw Tripel8.3%3/16/2016
Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout9.5%3/16/2016
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - All English (Draft Only)5.25%3/16/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller IPA 6%3/16/2016
Pipeworks The Lizard King6%3/16/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%3/16/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option Rohrwerker 10.5%3/16/2016
Pipeworks Crimson Snapper9.5%3/16/2016
Founders Imperial Stout10.5%3/16/2016
Almanac Truthful Statement9%3/16/2016
Surly Blakkr9.99%3/16/2016
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast7.5%3/16/2016
Three Floyds Permanent Funeral10.5%3/16/2016
De Proefbrouwerij / Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred7.5%3/16/2016
Prairie Bomb!13%3/16/2016
Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn Double IPA8%3/2/2016
Scratch Cascara Sour5.5%3/2/2016
Scratch Wild Carrot Ale6.9%3/2/2016
Pipeworks Equinox9.5%3/2/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option Schlüssel Berserker9.5%2/12/2016
Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 9+)7.3%2/11/2016
Jester King Figlet6.2%2/11/2016
Jester King Das Wunderkind4.5%2/11/2016
Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 6+)3.3%2/11/2016
Jester King Autumnal Dichotomous (2014)4.9%2/11/2016
Jester King Ambrée6.4%2/11/2016
Pipeworks The End of Days - Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrels13%2/11/2016
Pipeworks The Final Act13%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Something Hoppy This Way Comes10%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Pistachio Abduction10.5%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction10.5%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Hello... 9.5%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Grand Guignol Act Three11%2/11/2016
Pipeworks Da Fuzz8%2/11/2016
Pipeworks The Jones Dog (Bourbon Barrel Aged)13%2/11/2016
Pipeworks The Hyper Dog (Barrel Aged)13%2/11/2016
Three Floyds Alien Porter5.7%2/6/2016
HammerHeart Gorm the Old7.4%2/5/2016
Pipeworks Lil Citra4.9%2/5/2016
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider7%1/22/2016
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut9%1/21/2016
Surly Darkness9.6%1/21/2016
Allagash Evora8.5%1/21/2016
Surly Brett Mikkel’s IPA7.5%1/21/2016
Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake12.1%1/21/2016
Prairie Bomb! - Balcones Barrel Aged13%1/21/2016
Three Floyds Flying Tigersault4.8%1/17/2016
Three Floyds War Mullet 8.1%1/17/2016
Spiteful Working For The Weekend7.9%1/17/2016
Pipeworks Spotted Puffer9.5%1/17/2016
Penrose Fractal / Belgian IPA7%1/17/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly)6.5%1/17/2016
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta8%1/17/2016
Logsdon Seizoen7.5%1/17/2016
Logsdon Far West Vlaming6.5%1/17/2016


100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
pivotalalexi  (16) Illinois | November 1, 2011| Updated November 24, 2015
Great beer bar in Chicago.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo  (148) Chicago, Illinois | October 10, 2011
Stopped by on a Friday for an event called "Mucho Chingo" (spanish translations = lots of bad ass), which it was. The ambience was young hip college (near DePaul Univ.) to 30 year olds. The place is medium size, somewhat reminded me of a mix between Maproom and Delihlas. Kinda a punk rocker theme with a dark look. 30 + taps, that day was a special day so can’t really say this would be an everyday thing, but from what I’ve seen on Beermenu Chicago website they have a decent selection with some special beers always showing up. Location is pretty decent too. Overall a nice place.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TheRealMGD  (59) Lakewood, Washington | September 12, 2011
Two visits, one in June and another in August of this year. Ambience isn’t what one might expect for a specialty beer bar, but I can easily get past the ’club’ looks given the superb selection. Craft brews from across the US are featured and this is one Chicago joint which seems to have an ’in’ with the 3F lads. Ales are fresh and served properly with a smile. As one might expect, this bar is a labor of love from a beer loving owner and staff and it shows. Folks are made to feel welcome and accurate recommendations are available if you need them. So good that when staying downtown I’d pay for a taxi there and back just to have a couple of pints! Not to be missed when visiting Chicago and if you live there, well, you’re a lucky so-and-so.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | September 6, 2011
Visited with my girlfriend during a recent trip to Chicago. VIBE: hardcore metal dive bar and loud music, which put us off initially, but the staff ensure that everyone feels welcomed. Really cool historical portraits of the city and the signs ("No Specials Ever," "Welcome Nerds," "Purveyors of the Miller High Life") made us laugh. We enjoyed the privacy of our booth in the back of the bar. SERVICE: quick and attentive waiters are readily able to make solid suggestions. I was drinking by style and each server made appropriate recos based on what I was looking for. All of them asked me what I thought of the beers. Food arrived swiftly and the staff were chatting us up on our way out. Very friendly people running this place. SELECTION: silly and robust list of rare draughts from across the globe. I quaffed a SKA Steel Toe Stout, Green Flash Imperial IPA, and Lost Abbey Avant Garde and also noticed Port Brewing Older Viscosity, Mikkeller Funky E Star, Great Divide Belgian Yeti, and Old Mephisto on tap. Most of the Three Floyds lineup was available. Didn’t even look at the bottle menu since the draughts were so good. FOOD: we only planned to have drinks but the food menu looked appetizing so we ordered the Guacamole plate. It was super fresh and tasty with a thoughtful presentation. I’d love to return for dinner to try the one of the po’ boys or jambalaya. OVERALL: had an awesome time here and would gladly revisit. Definitely one of the top spots that we came across while vacationing in Chicago. A mandatory stop.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
CaraCurtis  (10) Nevada | September 3, 2011
I was ecstatic when I arrived at this beer bar. It has been one of my top favorite places to drink beer. I went there during a quick trip to Chicago. We only had the chance to go twice in three days, however I wish it was more! I could not get enough. I love the atmosphere. I am a pretty big heavy metal fan and I love beer. I wish I was able to be there on one of the nights they played only metal! However, I know that will happen down the road. I had Three floyds here for the first time and on our last visit we had a cantillon classic gueuze (yellow label). Upon leaving one of the visits, I was given a free pair of local option socks since I was unable to be there for the Metallica night. What a great experience. Amazing all around, beer, food, and environment.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
kylefleeger  (14) Tempe, Arizona | September 3, 2011
This is the best beer bar in my life and that’s saying something. The bar is a metal bar that had a sign that said "we love nerds" being a Nerd, and my girlfriend being a metal Nerd this place made us feel at home. The taps were incredible with 3 three floyds taps and 4 central waters taps including an incredible bourbon barrel barleywine and dreadnaught. The food was such a pleasant suprise considering we ordered crab and swordfish. We also cracked a bottle of cantillon gueze which was such a pleasant suprise. Love this place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie  (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 28, 2011
If your in the area and looking for a "hip/trendy anti hip/trendy" place for a brew or 2 its worth a stop. Solid selection of craft beers, solid service, bar food. Not necessarily a place I would go out of my way to stop at but will definitely pop in if I’m in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Busko  (10) Chicago, Illinois | August 27, 2011
Food is ok, but I definately come here for the beer. Service is great and the beers are stellar! Lots of Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, Evil Twin and Three Floyds on draught. Was lucky to drink a few Three Floyd’s Shark Pants a couple weeks ago for their party. Surely not your typical "Lincoln Park" bar, this is why I’d come to LP anyways. A must if you appreciate good beer.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (218) Michigan | August 21, 2011| Updated September 25, 2011
Great place, wait staff were great, the selection was great, evil twin, lost abbey, mikkeller, three floyds, to name a few. A gem of a place. I like the miller signs. A guy at the table next to us ordered a miller light, the bar does carry bottles of high life . Food is not bad.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
burkyburk  (2) Chicago, Illinois | August 13, 2011
In my opinion, this is the best bar in Chicago. The waiter/bartender was very knowledgeable in beer and helped my make my decision in what to order. They easily have the rarest selection in all of Chicago. Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Lost Abbey, Port, amazing stuff! I will definitely be back. My beers were each around $9 bucks but I left very happy. And thats what counts!
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (400) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | July 24, 2011
Stopped on a wednesday night. Sat at the bar and got decent service all night long (a tad slow, but the place was pretty full). Lots of fancy beers on tap, this place is clearly one of those quality before quantity places. If I had a liver of steel, I would’ve had every beer on tap. Except I would have needed a golden wallet too, because this place is quite expensive. The food was good for the size of the place (it isn’t really a restaurant as you will see if you go). A good beer stop nonetheless.

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