Fresh-beer enthusiasts have always benefited from the Goose Island label in the Chicago area. But the nectar is served up even fresher in the label's own brew pub in Lincoln Park. The menu features more than 50 different ales and lagers, including Honkers Ale, Ceres Wheat, XXX Porter and Naughty Goose. A large central bar is often jam-packed with an after-work crowd watching Cubs or Bears games.
Iin the kitchen is chef and certified cicerone Andrew Hroza. Tours of the brewery take place every Saturday (12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.), followed by a brewer-led tasting. All this -- and souvenirs, too -- for just $10.