Breweries across the country release new iterations of classic beer styles every day. There’s no shortage of IPAs, Belgian tripels, stouts, porters and the like that all have their little flair, and that variety in selection is exactly what we as beer lovers want. Without variety and variation, there would be little to separate one brewery from another and going to the bottle shop would be very boring, albeit a much quicker and more decisive task.
For certain breweries, separating themselves comes easy. It’s not something they set out to do with fervent intention, but they achieve it by approaching their beer from a completely authentic place. One of the best and clear cut cases of this distinction in Chicago is held by 5 Rabbit Brewing and their unique and inspired beer.