Not long ago, the only marriage anyone recognized between coffee and beer took place in a stout. With the rise of lighter coffee ales, brewers have embraced the more delicate side of coffee, drawing out flavors as only the best baristas can. The finest of these is at Hopewell Brewing. Their Cold Brew session coffee ale, made with Metric Coffee’s Pacamara beans from Peru, tastes just like you ordered its namesake from a coffee shop, but with the added perk of 4.5 percent ABV. Has there ever been a better beer for day drinking?
2760 N. Milwaukee, 773.698.6178, hopewellbrewing.com
Best of Chicago 2017