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Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 9,564
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
30W315 Calumet Ave.
phone: (630) 393-4800
Two Brothers is a full production brewery.
The building houses the Tap House, Brewery, and Brewer's Coop homebrew shop.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I am just starting off here at Beeradvocate and have been excited to try some new beers out. So when I learned that the Two Brothers Brewing Company was so close to home I had to try it. So I treated my girlfriend and I to a night out.
For a Friday, the environment was really nice, it wasn't overly croweded (which is what I expected). Every table and seat was filled, but they have enough room to make it very comfortable.
The service was very kind, quick, and helpful. The food was amazing, and my girlfriend agreed. I had their beer brat and she had their cheese burger. The food will remind you of something you would make on your grill at home, simply amazing. As far as beer goes, I had their second edition seasonal (Heavy Handed IPA 2560 Willamette), it is very good! Just take a look at their reviews on this website.
If you are in the Chicago area I urge you to give the Two Brothers Tap House a try! Great service, great food, and especially great beer. I will definitely be making another visit.
10-08-2010 01:50:52 |
More by Antihippy6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My brother knowing that I am a beer freak had planned n taking us here while we visited him and the family in North Aurora Illinos.
I will first start with my only complaint. i wish this place was open later! Its our fault but i think last call was 11 o clock, and we really wanted to stay later because we were having such a nice time.
Kind of a weird location. We took a forrested country road and ended up in an industrial park area. While this was in a warehouse building the brewpub looked nice. I had cane and able, then the bitter end while the others did beer flights. Food sounded good but we had just eaten dinner. Guest beer menu was pretty impressive but i stuck with 2 brothers offerings.
Service was friendly and easy to joke around with.
08-14-2010 07:09:08 |
More by kbnooshay
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This review is going to stick to the quality of the experience of the brew pub food and atmosphere and the brewery tour.
A place thats a little hard to find but just follow the directions on their website and you'll find it easily. Hard to find the actual entrance though. A pretty nice brewpub, wharehous feel. The food was really good, recommend most things there.
The beer selection on taps sucks as its just their year round beers, which suck, and only 2 seasonals of their. If you are a prebub have some unique stuff brothers.
Bottle selection is varied and nice.
The tour is pretty good, its free takes about 45 minutes and you get 3 free samples at the end. The problem is its heavy on backstory of the brothers, which was mildly fascinating and short on actual brewing.
The brewery is really nice, you can tell these guys have some money.
Its worth a Saturday afternoon trip to eat lunch then go on the tour. Do not go to drink good beer as there is very little of that there, and its lack the creativity of one offs and special brews that most brew pubs have.
08-07-2010 21:33:16 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Two Brothers has always been one of my favorite breweries in the midwest, constantly pumping out awesome brews. Even when I lived in Illinois I never made it out there until recently when I was visiting my girlfriend. It's only a 30 minute-ish drive from her so we went for the free tour on a Saturday afternoon.
It was a bit difficult to find as the large white building had no clear signage and seemed in the midst of neighborhoods. The grain silo on the side of the building gave it away though. Even for a Saturday afternoon the lot was packed. We walked around the building trying to find which door to enter through and proceeded into the Brewers' Coop, a small little homebrew supply shop located in the building. We then entered the tap house and were seated without hesitation even for how busy it appeared.
Our server was nice and constantly checking up on us even thought we didn't order any food. The atmosphere was average in the tap house. Neutral colors were painted on the walls and the ceiling was exposed industrial-like rafters. The only real décor came from giant vinyl prints of Two Brothers beer labels on sheet metal all of which were bolted to the wall.
Then came the tour. It was rich in the history of the two Ebel, (pronounced "able" for those wondering) brothers and the start-up of Two Brothers Brewing Co. From there a little bit of the brewing process was shared but not as much as many other tours I've been on. The part that I found interesting, and also insulting, was when the tour guide began talking about their large oak Fodures from France they have. This wasn't so insulting initially until he asked the tour if anyone had previously had barrel-aged beer. When he asked me what the main flavor profile was and I replied, "bourbon", he proceeded to talk shit about bourbon-barrel aging beer and how it's "not traditional." Sorry, but the second you talk shit about Founders KBS, your appreciation of craft beer plummets in my book.
Following the insulation, we made our way to the bottling and packaging area where I learned something interesting; Two Brothers has their own distribution company next door. It's also always awesome to see pallets of beer ready to go to thirsty people. Overall the tour was mediocre, peppered lightly with comedy, and full of a good history lesson. Oh, you also get to drink on the tour, but it's gotta be a glass of beer purchased before departure. At the finish each tour-goer receives 3 tickets for 3 samples of Two Brothers beer.
Prices for Two Brothers' beer was fair but seemed pretty high for the food, which we didn't try because we ate before we got there. As far as selection went, I was pleasantly surprised at what Two Brothers was on tap. They also had guest taps (I believe - memory is a bit hazy) but I know they had a slew of bottles in a fridge behind the bar. These seemed a little over-priced as well but the selection of different choices was good. I can't say I'd make another trip out there without a specific reason, say, a special beer release, but I can say it was cool while I was there.
08-06-2010 03:26:13 |
More by BeerFMAndy
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I live within walking distance of the brewery (awesome), so I go there quite a bit.
As other reviewers said, this place is not easy to find, especially since you are looking for a brewery. Giant white industrial building. Small sign on the door leading to tap house.
First time I went, it was relatively unknown and quite empty. Now is another story since everyone seems to make this their spot to go. On a busy friday night the noise in the place is ridiculous. That comes from the lack of any type of noise absorbers. Flat tin roof with tons of echo. Good luck talking to anyone at your table, let alone the servers.
Service is generally awesome, the bartenders get a little overwhelmed on busy nights, but that is to be expected. I always suggest sitting at the bar itself.
They always have their year rounds as well as some seasonal selections and oddballs. Lately they have been bringing guest taps in (finally) You have about 12 beers on tap and over 50 beers in bottles to choose from. Great selection
Food is AWESOME. The pulled pork and the tap house burger are amazing. Only been disappointed one time with the food, but one out of a ton aint bad :P
Overall this is a great spot if you dont mind it being pretty noisy if it is busy.
07-26-2010 02:23:06 |
More by y1fsm8s
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
What a cool place, besides having a complete assortment of all of two brothers current offerings and some special ones as well, they have an unbelievable beer menu featuring some of the finest beers in the world. How often do you see Angel's Share or DueS on a beer menu. The food was fantastic with many of the recipes featuring their solid beers. They even had this fantastic Almond Cream soda which was great for my non beer drinking wife.
The only drawback is bring a GPS, this place is out of the way, even knowing that I still drove by it multiple times, there is some sort of local zoning law that prohibits them from any large signs, so be prepared for that.
Also very cool to see all their Giant Oak Fermentors, very unusual and cool.
07-05-2010 20:24:25 |
More by bashiba
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
I work about 5 miles from this place, and it was the first brewery i went too, and bow that i've been to about a dozen, i think i can fairly rate it.
This place is off the beaten path, but it is a diamond in the rough. Anyone from the midwest area is familiar with their beers, but where this place really hits a homerun is there food. Chef Tommy is awesome and the food is top notch, I have been making it a point to try everything on their menu, but it is hard as alot of the items are soo good its hard to pass them over when i go. They use organic everything that is possible too.
The beer is solid, not mind blowing (though IMO the Heavy Handed is a top notch IPA). They always have all the year round beers available, but they need to do more limited or unique beers, sometimes i go there and there is not anything i haven't had numerous times before. My only complaint. Sometimes i go just for the food.
The wait staff is friendly, especially if you sit at the bar area.
Little known for now, in any case if they blow up or stay small ill always have my little diamon in the rough brewery restaurant.
03-30-2010 06:17:00 |
More by ChadQuest
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here twice, both times specifically for the brewery tour. First time was just me and my boyfriend, and this time we brought my parents. The first time was over the summer and apparently the brew tour was not as popular. Today we arrived and the place was packed. The first tour had just finished and the bar was swamped to fill the samples. We stood by the bar and were completely ignored. Fortunately we put our name in for a table. We were seated 15 minutes before the tour, so no time for food. The waitress still tried to serve us, and it took some explanation for her to understand that we were waiting for the tour, since there was no time for food. The tour was pretty great, definitely wouldn't recommend going more than once though. Nothing new discussed and kinda boring. It was great the first time around though. The food is pretty good, I had an amazing Reuben. Their tap house burger has jalapeno inside it and it had a great kick to it. Our waitress was excellent once we got back from the brew tour; she put in our food order right away. But the bar staff literally never exchanged a word with me other than telling me how much my growler cost. Bar staff could use some lessons on service. Their beer is reasonably priced, $4-6. Definitely a great place otherwise!
01-31-2010 03:04:02 |
More by Bellabananas
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
not the easiest of places to find (and i was coming from hyde park...no quick jaunt) but worth finding. use the directions from the brewery website, not whatever the map webites give you
where to start....
the beer was phenomenal: had myself glasses of heavy handed and red eye. brought home a bottle of heavier handed and growler of cane & ebel. awesome
atmosphere was positive. standard brewery taproom: spartan building with decent effort put into the restaurant and bar. we sat at the bar itself and gawked at a great fridge of bottles (crafts and belgians)
shared a zucchini and goat cheese pizza, which was certainly better than average. other decent-looking offerings but this was the cheapest (i'm on a grad student budget)
the growler was delightfully economical so everyone should come and fill up with one of chi's finest
i wil mos def be back (i bought a growler, didn't i?)
12-01-2009 04:02:15 |
More by bruachan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
took the tour this weekend , got there at noon for the 1pm tour. we were the 3rd table to be seated. place was clean ! simply decorated, very open but on a crowded night i can see long lines for the small bathrooms. during the warmer times they have an outdoor seating area. parking is plentiful. tour was fun and its amazing how they put out so much beer from a relatively small looking brewery. but dont get me wrong they are #2 in the state for production. service was above average but to me the food was a little lacking. like i said we were 1 of only 3 tables at the time and the fries came cold. the burgers are good, but i was looking forward to the pulled pork sandwich and it was such a major let down (hard ,dry and tough). our server didnt seem to be concered that we were unhappy with the food, but she knew the beer, and thats what we ware there for anyways. after the tours there are free samples , i liked them all and really liked the cane and able and the heavier handed ipa. way way better than the heavy handed ipa. anyways i will be returning whenever i have a chance , to me it's well worth driving past the 25 other taverns to get there. but beware and i caution anyone who goes ... you will never drink a miller or bud product after leaving two brothers brewery !
11-29-2009 21:51:28 |
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