A Quick and Dirty Revolution Brewing Guide
Living in Chicago, you’ve probably seen the colorful cans of beer brewed by Revolution Brewing. That’s because this top-50 craft brewing company calls the North Side of Chicago home, and they’ve quickly established themselves at the national level despite only being founded back in 2010.
Revolution Brewing was started by Josh Deth, a former apprentice at Golden Prairie Brewing. After working there and at Goose Island for a little over two decades, he decided to start his own operation. He found a beautiful old building on Milwaukee Avenue and started brewing in 2010. Nowadays, Revolution Brewing can be found in seven states—and of course, here at Liquor Barn. Make sure to check out our beer section, where we feature several of Revolution’s popular brews. Let’s take a look at five of their best.
This is Revolution’s flagship IPA. Featuring a blend of Chinook, Centennial, Crystal, and Citra hops, you can expect a floral and citrus aroma. Crisp, clean bitter strokes on the palate, with a nice tangy finish. It measures up with 65 IBUs and 6.5% ABV.
Revolution’s attempt at a Belgian-style wheat beer goes splendidly well, thanks to generous heaps coriander and orange peel. Pilsner and wheat malts give it a nice, silky, sweet mouthfeel, but this is balanced out thanks to the citrus nose. 23 IBU and 5.0% ABV for perfect summer drinkability.
Every brewery needs an unpretentious pub ale in their lineup; Fist City is Revolution’s. This pale ale features a craft brewing twist, with generous malt portions balanced out by California hops. Expect a light bitterness and the sumptuous accent of grapefruit gracing every swig. At 40 IBUs and 5.5% ABV, you can go the distance with Fist City.
This ode to summer is just what you want when it’s hot outside and you want a refreshing brew to cool you off a bit. This crushable wheat ale is brewed with Apollo and Amarillo hops, with dry-hopped blend of Crystal, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops rounding off its bitter and citrusy profile. A light golden color and silky mouthfeel make this one a delight to drink. 25 IBU and 5.3% ABV makes it a good session choice.
A unique aspect of Revolution Brewing is their lineup of “hero” themed hoppy ales, with really eye-popping superhero illustrations featuring various hops. The Galaxy Hero is a citrusy IPA with a mouth-watering Galaxy hop flavor profile. Expect a tropical fruit aroma and a blast of bitterness straight to the tastebuds. 7% ABV and 70 IBUs.