Broker Blog: Escape the Chicago Chill at the Top North Shore Breweries 

There’s no denying that Chicago winters can bring some crazy weather, but it doesn’t have to ruin your fun! Breweries are a great way to escape the cold while still enjoying yourself, and Chicago’s Northern suburbs have some of the best around. From award-winning brews to interesting art, there is no shortage of exciting and educational exhibits to enjoy on the North Shore. Whether you are a resident, or just in for the weekend, you’ll definitely want to check out these spots! 

Peckish Pig 

623 W Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202

Not only does Peckish Pig Brew their own beer, they were also Evanston’s first brewpub! With a rotating roster of house-brewed beer and kombucha and on-site brewery tours, there is truly something for everyone. This is a great spot if you are looking to try out a variety of brews, or if you are simply feeling peckish, they have a great food menu too! 


Sketchbook Brewing Co. 

4901 Main St, Skokie, IL 60077

Founded in 2014, Sketchbook Brewing prides itself on its interesting and adventurous brews. With locations in Evanston and Skokie, this spot was created without TVs to encourage customers to form connections over real conversations. If you are looking for a relaxing and laid-back environment to enjoy time with friends and family, this is the perfect spot! 


Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. 

1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 6020

Known for their wide range of beers, as well as authentic Texas BBQ, Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is the ultimate comfort spot! Come check out their famous Purple Line beer, flavored with blackberry, blueberry, and hibiscus. 

Temperance Beer Company  

2000 Dempster St, Evanston 60202

Named for the anti-booze and tobacco movement, Temperance aims to brew beer that is accessible to everyone! This is the perfect spot to escape the cold and cozy up to the bar and enjoy their award-winning Gatecrasher English IPA.  


Ten-Ninety Brewing Co. 

1025 Waukegan Rd Glenview, IL 60025

Ten-Ninety Brewing Co. is all about breaking through the traditional beer drinking experience. Using unique ingredients and processes to create refreshing and interesting beers, Ten-Ninety Brewing Co. is one spot you won’t want to miss out on. Stop in and grab one of their extraordinary small-batch brews and enjoy a delicious meal!  


Blog By: Melody Rosin  847-650-9395   [email protected]

Raised in Chicago’s South Side, then later raising her own family in Chicago’s North Suburbs, Melody Rosin spent nearly three decades working for United Airlines. Recognizing a need for change, Melody transitioned to real estate. With over 15 years under her belt, you can count on Melody as a seasoned and insightful agent. Among the benefits of the career switch was the ability to face new challenges in the city she has known her entire life. She gets to work with a plethora of individuals all seeking their dream home, especially in and around Evanston.



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